Mounting a datastore backup

You can manually mount a datastore backup if you want to access the files in the backup.

Before you begin

If you want to mount to an alternate ESXi host, you must ensure that the alternate ESXi host can connect to the storage.

About this task

Note: A mount operation might fail if the storage tier of the FabricPool where the datastore is located is unavailable.

Steps

  1. In the VMware vSphere web client GUI, click in the toolbar, and then select Storage from the drop-down list.
  2. Right-click a datastore and select NetApp SnapCenter in the drop-down list, and then select Mount Backup in the secondary drop-down list.
  3. On the Mount Datastore page, select a backup and a backup location, and then click Finish.
  4. Optional: To verify that the datastore is mounted, perform the following:
    1. Click in the toolbar, and then select Storage from the drop-down list.
    2. The left Navigator pane displays the datastore you mounted at the top of the list.