Restore a resource from a snapshot

A snapshot is a complete copy of VHD. To restore a VHD to an earlier state, you can write a snapshot over the current state of the VHD.

Before you begin

Role required: cloud_user, cloud_operator, or cloud_admin

About this task

Procedure

  1. Open the list of VMs.
    User RoleAction
    cloud operator or cloud_admin For your provider; Amazon AWS Cloud or Microsoft Azure Cloud: Navigate to Manage Resources > Virtual Machine Instances.
    cloud_user Navigate to Self Service > My Virtual Assets and click the My <provider> Assets tab.
  2. Click the VM name.
  3. On the <Provider> Virtual Machine Instance form, click the Restore From Snapshot related link.
  4. If the resource Used for setting is Production, then the system creates a change request that must be approved by a cloud operator or cloud admin. If approval is not required, the system immediately overwrites the VHD with the snapshot. If approval is required, there may be a delay while an admin approves the change. You receive email when the admin approves. After the admin approves, return to the VM Instance form and click the Proceed with Change related link.