This topic describes the procedure for rewinding a VDB.

Rewinding a VDB rolls it back to a previous point in its TimeFlow and re-provisions the VDB.  The VDB will no longer contain changes after the rewind point.

Although the VDB no longer contains changes after the rewind point, the rolled over Snapshots and TimeFlow still remain in Delphix and are accessible through the Command Line Interface (CLI).


To rewind a VDB, you must have the following permissions:

  • Auditor permissions on the dSource associated with the VDB

  • Owner permissions on the VDB itself

You do NOT need owner permissions for the group that contains the VDB. A user with Delphix Admin credentials can perform a VDB rewind on any VDB in the system.


  1. Login to the Delphix Management application.

  2. Under Datasets, select the VDB you want to rewind.

  3. On the Timeflow tab, select the rewind point as a snapshot.

  4. Click Rewind.

  5. If you want to use login credentials on the target environment other than those associated with the environment user, click Provide Privileged Credentials.

  6. Click Yes to confirm.