Cloud Continuity for PCs: Bare Metal Restore: Performing the restore

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This article describes the procedure for performing a Cloud Continuity for PCs Bare Metal Restore (BMR)

Review the Cloud Continuity for PCs: Bare Metal Restore - Getting Started article for important pre-deployment considerations and instructions before attempting this process.

Environment

  • Datto Utilities
  • Datto Cloud Continuity for PCs Bare Metal Restore

Description

Prerequisites

This article assumes that you have already booted the target machine into the Cloud Continuity Restore environment and have selected the Bare Metal Restore option. If you have not already done this, see the Imaging a USB Drive with Datto Utilities and Booting a Target Machine with Datto Utilities articles. 

Procedure

1. To perform Cloud Continuity BMR, you will need to log in to the Datto Partner Portal from the BMR environment and have the Datto REST API enabled. Click Login towards the bottom right of the utilities environment (Figure 1).

mceclip0.pngFigure 1: Login (click to enlarge)

2. The Log In prompt shown in Figure 2 will appear in a new browser tab. Enter the credentials of an administrator with access to the reseller account containing your backups. Then, click Log In.

mceclip1.pngFigure 2: Datto Partner Portal login (click to enlarge)

3. Select the client whose protected machine you would like to restore, then click Next to continue. 

mceclip2.pngFigure 3: Select the client (click to enlarge)

4. Select the protected machine to restore from, then click Next.

  • You must select the backup data for the target machine you are restoring; you cannot restore the target machine with data from a different system

mceclip3.pngFigure 4: Select the Protected Machine (click to enlarge)

5. Select the date (healthy recovery point) that you want to restore the target machine to, then click Next.

mceclip4.pngFigure 5: Select the Recovery Point (click to enlarge)

6. Review and confirm your restore configuration. Then, click START RESTORE.

mceclip5.pngFigure 6: The Review and Confirm stage (click to enlarge)

The Cloud Continuity Bare Metal Restore process will erase any existing partitions on the selected volume.

 7. When prompted (Figure 7), enter FORMAT in the confirmation box, and click Confirm

The Cloud Continuity Bare Metal Restore process will erase any existing partitions on the selected volume.

mceclip6.pngFigure 7: The confirmation window (click to enlarge)

8. The restore will run, restoring the target machine. As each volume is completed, its completion status will be reported, as shown in Figure 9. The restoration may take some time to complete; during this process, do not remove the Datto Utilities USB drive or reboot the production machine.

  • The restore will first initialize and then start transferring the data (Figure 8).

mceclip7.pngFigure 8: Transferring Data (click to enlarge)

9. Once the restore completes, you will see the completion prompt shown in Figure 9. Remove the Datto Utilities USB drive from the target machine, then click Finish and Reboot. The target hardware will reboot in its restored state.

mceclip8.pngFigure 9: Finish and Reboot (click to enlarge)

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