- Use the Unidesk Management Console
- About Unidesk Layers
- Upgrade the operating system
- Assign a new OS Layer Version to Desktops
- Upgrade an application
- Edit an existing Layer Version
- Edit Layer properties
- Assign icons to layers and templates
- Manage Installation Machines
- Reinstall an application
- Search Layers
- Enable support for 3D graphics apps
- Manage Desktops and templates
- Manage appliances
- Manage brokers
- Manage users
- Monitor Unidesk health
- Administer the environment
You can use the Desktop Repair feature to:
- Return desktops to a previous state.
- Move desktops from a lost or damaged CachePoint to a different CachePoint.
- Clear desktops, including the desktop's application and configuration data, user data, or both.
You can restore or clear a desktop's configuration and applications, or its user data, or both, as described in Desktop repair preferences below.
When restoring to the originalCachePoint Appliance or clearing a desktop, you can choose to include the following types of data. When restoring to a different CachePoint Appliance, All desktop data is restored.
|Data preference||Data included|
Configurations and applications (Application Layers) only
The desktop's personalized settings and user-installed applications. The desktop's user content does not change.
Data files (User Layer) only
The desktop's user data only. This includes only the data files that the user created. Any personalized settings or user-installed applications do not change.
The entire desktop, including all user-personalized settings, user-installed applications, and user content.
When you restore a Desktop, Unidesk uses a Unideskbackup file to create a new virtual machine for the desktop. During a restore task, Unidesk uses the selected backup file in the following way:
- Creates a temporary virtual machine.
- Attaches the VMDK file for the backup you selected to the temporary virtual machine.
- Clones the temporary virtual machine which collapses the backup chain associated with the backup file into a single VMDK file.
- Detaches the VMDK file from the temporary virtual machine.
- Deletes the temporary virtual machine.
Copies the new VMDK file to the original folder where the Unidesk desktop was located.
When the desktop starts, it uses the new VMDK file that the restore task created.
Before you start
Ensure that you have at least one backup for each of the desktops you want to restore to a previous backup.
Note: If the Backup action is grayed out, this means that the CachePoint where the desktop is stored does not have an Archive Storage Tier configured. You can change this setting on the CachePoint's Edit Properties, Storage Tiers tab, and then manually back up the desktop(s) using the Backup action.
To restore one or more desktops:
Select the desktop(s) you want to restore or clear, and click Repair in the Action tab:
Desktops selected Options
Gives you options to restore the desktop to any available backup in the archive, or to clear personalized desktop data.
Gives you options to restore the desktops to the most recent available backup for each desktop in the archive. (The Clear option is not available.)
- If the Repair action is grayed out, this means there is no backup from which to restore the desktop(s).
If a message like the following is displayed, one or more selected desktops does not have a backup from which to be restored.
! Only n of the nn selected desktops will be restored.
- If the Backup action is also grayed out, this means that the CachePoint where the desktop is stored does not have an Archive Storage Tier configured. You can change this setting on the CachePoint's Edit Properties, Storage Tiers tab, and then manually back up the desktop(s) using the Backup action.
Under Restore Options, select a Restore or Clear option.
If you are restoring one desktop, also specify these available options. (These options are not available for multiple desktops.)
- Select a Repair (data) preference,.
- If you chose a Restore option, select from the list of available backups.
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