Restore a VM from a snapshot

Restore a virtual machine (VM) disk from an image disk snapshot that was created through GDCH backup and restore procedures.

To get the permissions that you need to restore a snapshot, ask your Project IAM Admin to grant you the following roles:

  • Project VM Admin: project-vm-admin.
  • Backup Creator: backup-creator.
  • Project Viewer: project-viewer.

Restore a snapshot

Create a new VM from a disk snapshot by using the GDCH console or the application programming interface (API).

Console

  1. Sign in to the GDCH console.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Virtual Machines > Snapshots.
  3. Select a project.
  4. In the list of snapshots, find the snapshot to restore and click Restore.
  5. In the New disk name field, enter the name of the disk to restore the backup in.
  6. Enter a Restore name for the restore.
  7. Click Restore.

API

Define a VirtualMachineRestoreRequest custom resource to initiate the restore process:

apiVersion: virtualmachine.gdc.goog/v1
kind: VirtualMachineRestoreRequest
metadata:
  name: RESTORE_REQUEST_NAME
  namespace: PROJECT_NAME
spec:
  virtualMachineBackup: VM_BACKUP_NAME
  restoreName: RESTORE_NAME
  restoredResourceName: RESTORED_RESOURCE_NAME
  restoredResourceDescription: RESTORED_RESOURCE_DESCRIPTION

Replace the following:

  • VM_BACKUP_NAME: name of the VirtualMachineBackup to restore from.
  • PROJECT_NAME: the name of the GDCH project.
  • RESTORE_REQUEST_NAME: name to give the restore request that is being initiated.
  • RESTORE_NAME: name to give the restore that is being initiated.
  • RESTORED_RESOURCE_NAME: name to give the restored snapshot.
  • RESTORED_RESOURCE_DESCRIPTION: description of why the restore is performed.

The result of the restore creates a new disk with the same configuration and disk state as the snapshot, completing the data backup and recovery process.

View a restore

View a restore using the GDCH console or kubectl command-line interface (CLI).

Console

  1. Sign in to the GDCH console.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Virtual Machines > Snapshots.
  3. Select a project.
  4. Click the Restores tab.
  5. In the list of restores, click the restore name to view its details.

kubectl

View a restore by listing the restores and viewing their details:

  1. List the existing snapshots:

    kubectl get virtualmachinerestores.virtualmachine.gdc.goog -n PROJECT_NAME
    

    Replace PROJECT_NAME with the name of the project.

  2. In the list, find the restore that you want to view.

  3. View the restore details:

    kubectl describe virtualmachinerestore.virtualmachine.gdc.goog RESTORE_NAME -n PROJECT_NAME
    

    Replace the following:

    • RESTORE_NAME: the name of the restore.
    • PROJECT_NAME: the name of the project.

Delete a restore

Delete a restore by using the GDCH console or kubectl command-line interface (CLI).

Console

  1. Sign in to the GDCH console.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Backup for Virtual Machines.
  3. Select a project.
  4. Click the Restores tab.
  5. In the list of restores, find the restore to delete and click Delete Restore.
  6. In the Restore name field, enter the name of the restore to delete.
  7. Click Delete Restore.

kubectl

View a restore by listing the restores and viewing their details:

  1. List the existing restores:

    kubectl get virtualmachinerestores.virtualmachine.gdc.goog -n PROJECT_NAME
    

    Replace PROJECT_NAME with the name of the project.

  2. In the list, find the restore that you want to delete.

  3. Delete the restore:

    kubectl delete virtualmachinerestores.virtualmachine.gdc.goog RESTORE_NAME -n PROJECT_NAME
    

    Replace the following:

    • RESTORE_NAME: the name of the restore.
    • PROJECT_NAME: the name of the project.