We have been using vertical to backup a set of vm’s to backblaze for several years. Now it’s time to do some restores since our server has been down for six days due to a datacenter fire (https://www.theregister.com/2021/04/06/webnx_data_fire/). A good reason to do offsite backups…
Anyway, I have tried and failed to find a direct way to create an esxi machine with enough storage, without signing up for another contract with a host. At this point I just want to recover my VM disks to be able to run them locally (using VMware Fusion).
How can I get vertical to download those vm’s from the remote storage and reassemble them using either macos or linux, without having a full blown esxi install? I can get esxi installed under Fusion, but I cannot attach a big enough SSD to it for the 1TB restore, so I need another option.
Thanks in advance for assistance.