A system failure occurs or an unexpected operation is performed on an Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance. You can use the clone or restore feature of a backup file to restore the ECS instance to a specified point in time. This topic describes how to restore an ECS instance.

Prerequisites

A backup file is created for the ECS instance. For more information, see Create an ECS instance backup.

Use the clone feature to restore an ECS instance

A system failure occurs or an error operation is performed on an ECS instance. In this case, you can use the clone feature of a backup file to restore the ECS instance to a specified point in time.

  1. Log on to the HBR console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Backup > ECS Server Backup.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  4. Click the Protected ECS Instances tab.
  5. Click the Plus icon next to the ECS instance.
  6. On the Instance Protection tab, click a backup file and then click Clone.
  7. In the Create ECS Instance from Backup panel, enter a hostname and an instance name, and then select a VPC and a vSwitch.
  8. Click Create.
    Note You are charged for the new ECS instance based on the billing rules of ECS. For more information, see ECS pricing.
    After you create the ECS instance, you can view the cloning progress on the Jobs tab.

Directly restore an ECS instance

A system failure occurs or an unexpected operation is performed on an ECS instance. In this case, you can use a backup file to restore the ECS instance to a specified point in time.

  1. Log on to the HBR console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Backup > ECS Server Backup.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  4. Click the Protected ECS Instances tab.
  5. Click the Plus icon next to the ECS instance.
  6. On the Instance Protection tab, click a backup file and click Restore.
    Notice You can restore an ECS instance only if the ECS instance is stopped and no backup file is being created for the ECS instance. After a disk is restored to a specified point in time, the data that is written to the disk after the point in time is cleared. Proceed with caution.
  7. In the message that appears, click OK.
    After you create the restore job, you can view the progress on the Jobs tab.