Clone and attach a vDisk

Infrastructure admin users and VDC manager users can clone a vDisk from local or quick DR backup, and attach the cloned vDisk to an application instance in the same virtual datacenter and storage pool as the backup. A vDisk can be cloned and attached as many times as needed.

Each cloned disk is independent of other clones and of the original backup. When you make a change to a clone, other clones disks and the original backup remain unchanged.

To understand more about cloning and attaching vDisks, see the following topic:

Clone and attach a vDisk


These instructions do not apply to Logical Volume Management (LVM) drives, which are the default for some templates.

Refer to the following topics for more information about working with vDisk clones: