1. In your Redstor ESE client, turn on the Full System Backup (FSB) functionality by switching on the red radio button in the dark grey bar at the top. The button will turn green. Using FSB ensures that all data on the machine in question is included in the backup.
2. In your Management Console, select the name of the account that your want to restore and click the InstantData icon in the toolbar at the top. When the dialog box pops up, select the third option, Full System Recovery, and click Launch.
3. The account details will already be entered in the dialog box if you are running the app from the Management Console, and you won’t need to change anything there. You may need to enter your encryption key.
4. When asked to configure the recovery details, specify that you want to create a Hyper-V file and specify or create a location for it on the current host machine. When the restore (recovery) process is complete, the restored data will reside on a virtual hard disk (.vhdx file) in that location.
5. Copy the .vhdx file to a location that is accessible from the machine that will host the new virtual machine to which you will restore.
6. On the host machine, open Hyper-V Manager. In the Actions workspace on the right, click New > Virtual Machine.
7. In the dialog box that pops up, under Specify Name and Location, create a name for your new virtual machine.
8. Under Specify Generation, select Generation 2.
9. Under Assign Memory, set an appropriate amount of memory, e.g. 2048MB. Tick the Dynamic Memory box.
10. Under Configure Networking, select Lan from the drop-down menu.
11. Under Connect Virtual Hard Disk, select the second option (Use an existing virtual hard disk) and enter the location to which you copied your .vhdx file in Step 5. Then click Finish.
12. Once the restore process is complete, double-click the name of your new virtual machine to start it.
4. When asked to configure the recovery details, specify that you want to create a VMware file and specify or create a location for it on the current host machine. When the restore (recovery) process is complete, the data will reside on two .vmdk files in that location. Make sure the Configure volume settings box is ticked.
5. When the restore (recovery) process is complete, copy the .vmdk files to a location that is accessible from the machine that will host the new virtual machine to which you will restore.
6. On the host machine, open vSphere and navigate to the folder in which you want to create your new virtual machine. Click Create a new virtual machine.
7. Under Edit settings > Select a name and folder, enter a name and select a location for your virtual machine.
8. Under Select a compute resource, choose the host on which the virtual machine will be run.
9. Click Next until you get to Select a guest OS. Choose your appropriate operating system and click Next.
10. Under Customize hardware, configure your settings, then select Existing Hard Disk from the New device drop-down menu at the bottom and click Add.
11. Select the appropriate file from in the Datastores workspace. Click Finish to complete the setup.
12. Right-click on the name of your new virtual machine and choose Power On.
4. Select the VMWare Hypervisor option.
5. Add the VMWare login credentials and connect to the hypervisor.
6. Select the virtual machine's location.
7. Configure the virtual machine.
8. Select Start to complete the process. Once the restore is complete, right-click on the name of your new virtual machine in the vSphere client and choose Power On.