I’m tryning to wrap my head arout the differences between Snapshot and recovery point on a functional perspective.
My target is to take vmware like snapshot of my vm. For that i saw 2 possibilities :
- the recovery point, which are managed by PC and allow for easy replication
- The snapshot which, correct me of i’m wrong) can only be created in PC
My issue is that the recvery point cannot be restored “in place”, I mean in the vm object itself, but only by creating a clone of the vm, this create a extra administrative burden if i have to restore a vm from a recent recovery point as i have to :
- restore/clone the recovery point into a new VM
- delete the old one
- update the clone with the previous name, categories, etc ….
In addition the newly restored/cloned vm has lost all the previous recovery point
However the snapshot can be restored in place, but they are not managed by PC and replicated to the backup cluster …
TL;DR ; Is there a way to either create a snapshot via PC or restore in place a recovery point ?