Searching for backups

You can search for and find a specific backup of a VM or datastore using the Restore wizard. After you locate a backup, you can then restore it.


  1. In the VMware vSphere web client GUI, click in the toolbar, and then do one of the following:
    To view backups for... Do the following...
    VMs Select VMs and Templates from the drop-down list.
    Datastores Select Storage from the drop-down list.
  2. In the left Navigator pane, expand the datacenter that contains the VM or datastore.
  3. Optional: Right-click a VM or datastore, then select NetApp SnapCenter in the drop-down list, and then select Restore in the secondary drop-down list.
  4. In the Restore wizard enter a search name and click Search.
    You can filter the backup list by clicking (filter icon) and selecting a date and time range, selecting whether you want backups that contain VMware Snapshots, whether you want mounted backups, and the location. Click OK.