Exposing a VM from snapshot is a faster way to make the backed-up VM available to the datacenter.

  • The Expose operation separates the need to copy (restore) the VM's data from the backup snapshot to another datastore.
  • The data of the VM that needed to be recovered is available almost instantly. 

Exposing a VM from snapshot

  1. Click on a snapshot and select Expose from the Actions menu.

    Expose Snapshot screen opens.
  2. Fill the VM name, select the target host and the target folder. Click Done

    The snapshot is exposed. The virtual machine, volume and datastore names are displayed on screen.

    The exposed datastore snapshot is also available from the navigation tree.

3. Recommended step when restoring from a consistent snapshot


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Last edited: 2022-08-06 07:59:35 UTC