I had a need that required me to completely wipe my Intel NUC running Nutanix Community Edition (CE), including all VMs. Unfortunately, a couple of those VMs have become pets, not cattle so I had to find a way to backup and restore those VMs. Poking around online I found various parts of what I wanted to do most of which centered around backing up the VMs or exporting them to another hypervisor. I couldn’t find anything on completing the process of actually restoring the VMs that were backed up. So I set out to finish the loop.