Restoring a VM will recover a selected VM from a snapshot that was taken earlier. 

The restore process performs the following operations:

  1. Create a child snapshot of the InfiniBox snapshot which contains the VM-backup to recover.
  2. Map the InfiniBox child snapshot to a selected ESXi host. 
  3. Initiate storage HBA rescan to discover the new mapping.
  4. Mount the datastore which resides on the InfiniBox child snapshot.
  5. Recover only the selected VM from the restored datastore to a selected target datastore. 
  6. Unmount the datastore, unmap the InfiniBox child snapshot and delete it.
  7. Perform rescan again to make sure the mapping is updated.


  1. Locate the VM and access the Infinidat view. 
  2. Click on a desired snapshot and select Restore from the Actions menu.

    The Restore Snapshot screen opens.
  3. Select either of the following:
    1. Leave the Restored VM Name field as is – The restored volume is created with the following name: 
    2. Select a Target Host.
    3. Select a Target Datastore
    4. Select a Target Folder
  4. Click Done.
    The VM is restored.
  5. Recommended step when restoring from a consistent snapshot
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Last edited: 2021-03-22 17:57:17 UTC


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    Muller Wiehahn

    Should this not read - for 3.
    The volume is restored to The VM restored.