PowerProtect Data Manager 19.13 introduced the following capabilities:
- Restore storage policies—The option to assign, upon restore, the VM and its disks to the set of storage policies assigned at the time of the backup.
- Backup and restore encrypted VMs (VMcrypt)—Support for protection of encrypted VMs. Support for encrypted VMs depends not only on PowerProtect Data Manager 19.13 but also on vSphere 8.0 (patch b). An encrypted VM is always backed up as unencrypted. If the restore storage policy option is not selected as part of the restore flow, then the VMDKs would be restored as unencrypted, and the default datastore storage policy would be used. The restored VMDKs would be encrypted and assigned to the VM encryption policy if the option to restore storage policy is selected and the original VM disks were assigned to encryption storage policy. In such cases, the encryption would be a post-restore action on the vSphere side once the encryption storage policy gets associated with the restored VMDKs.
- Restore VM BIOS UUID—An option to restore the VM BIOS UUID at time of backup, for restore to a new VM as well as VM restore using instant access.
- Restore individual VMDKs—The ability to restore individual VM disks when restoring back to original or to an alternate VM on the same vCenter or on a different one.