Restore a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

Important: Before you can restore a virtual machine, you must have a successful backup in your Recovery Services Vault. Please refer to the KB article: Backup a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure.

Step 1:

Login to your Microsoft Azure web portal. Your dashboard might look similar to the image shown below. Click on the ‘Virtual Machines’ blade on the left side.



Step 2:

Select the virtual machine you wish to restore. In this scenario we’ll be selecting ‘HostwayBackup01.’



Step 3:

Click on the ‘Backup’ option, under the Operation section.


Step 4:

Under this section, you’ll notice all relevant information regarding your backups. Including restore points and backup policies. Select the ‘Restore VM’ option:



Step 5:

Select a restore point that you want to revert back to. In this example, we’ll simply select the most recent backup job. Then click on ‘OK.’



Step 6:

In this section, you can select different restore options – depending on your requirements. For simplicity, we’ll create a new virtual machine and we’ll leave the default options.

Take special note for the virtual machine name, it’s best practice to specify a different value than the original name. Once satisfied with the values, select ‘OK.’



Step 7:

Click ‘Restore’ to finalize the restoration request. This process might take some time to complete.



Step 8:

You can monitor the restore progress by click on the Recovery Services Vault blade > Jobs > Backup Jobs section.



Tip: You can easily find the Recovery Services Vault by using the search bar at the top of the page:

Our restoration job has completed!


If you click on the job, you can view the restoration job details:



Step 9:

You can view and connect to your newly restored virtual machine by navigating to the ‘Virtual Machines’ blade.

Virtual machine overview:




















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