In order to import previously backed up system Xopero machines VMware environment to the application Virtualization Station, it is necessary to export them. Export allows you to restore backed up data to the desired location on the server.
The export task is defined from the application Xopero Management Center. In selected location the exported data are stored not encrypted form. The export function does not include versioning, and export files are overwritten or ignore (depending on the selected option). Export tasks are executed automatically, like backups, according to a defined schedule. Execution the task of exports does not delete the exported data from the backup location.
Before performing backup VMware machines must create the export task. In this order, from the ribbon in the application Xopero Management Center, select Export.
Then a window will be displayed with a list of defined tasks Export. In order add new export task click the button Add task.
In the next step you have to complete form which allows to add new export task. After entered name of the task, you have to define a schedule for him. In this order on the form you have to choose the button Edit. Then new window will appear which allowing you to add schedule. After you save and re going to the define the export task, select the storage location for the exported data. After a successful completing to the entire form, you can save a new export task selecting button Create. Exports may take several a few hours!
In order perform VMware backup you have, in window Choose backup set type, choose project VMware.
In the next step you have to define the name of backup project and temporary directory, enter the server address, authorization data and choose the machine for backup. A detailed description of the project form VMware is located in a separate instruction VMware backup.
In order assign project to export task, go to the Advanced, choose option Export and name of task, and save the project.
Sharing a folder on QNAP
In order to share the directory, run the Control Panel on QNAP, then select Shared folders.
Next you have to choose option Create -> Shared folder, shown in the illustration below.
Window will be displayed Create A Shared Folder, where you give a name for the shared folder, then select the folder path and click Create.
In this way the shared folder will be displayed on tree when importing machine in Virtualization Station (installed on the server QNAP).
Import of machine
In order to import a virtual machine, open the Virtualization Station and go to the tab Import & Export. Then choose from available import option From NAS and click Browse.
Window will be displayed,in which you have to indicate the location of the exported machine and choose file having the extension *.vmx and click OK. If necessary, you can check the location of the machine with the application Management Center, by going to edit an export task.
After selection the machine localization you have to go to the next window, including choose the button Next.
In next step you have to define parameters of the virtual machine. Available form field:
- Name - enter name of the virtual machine.
- Location - select target location, which will be saved to the machine.
- Create Sub-Folder - This is an additional option, enables you to create a subfolder for the location.
- Core - select amount of processor cores CPU.
- Memory - you have to allocate memory (RAM).
- OS type - select the type of system virtual machine.
- Description - field with a description of the machine is not required.
Advanced settings (optional):
- Network - here you can configure the network adapter of virtual machine (ie. a dedicated network), generating a MAC address and selecting the model network interface controller.
- Hard disk - here you can configure mode cache and the hard disk controller.
- IDE CD/DVD ROM - here you can add a virtual CD / DVD ROM.
After completing the form, select the button Import.
Here were started importing machine to Virtualization Station.
When the bar Progress of machine reaches 100%, button VM Console will appear, capable of running the imported machines.
The virtual machine will be launched in a new browser window.