Data Restore

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    File-Level Restore

    If you have lost or modified files and directories on your machine by mistake, you can restore a copy of the necessary objects from the backup.

    Veeam Agent does not simply extract files and directories from the backup file. Instead, Veeam Agent mounts backup file content to the mount point directory in the machine's file system. You can specify a directory in which Veeam Agent will mount the backup content.

    After the backup content is mounted, you can use IBM AIX command line utilities or preferred file browser to work with restored files and directories. You can browse for files and directories in the mounted backup and copy them to their initial location or to a new location.

    Bare-Metal Recovery

    If the operating system on your machine fails to start, you can perform bare-metal recovery of your system. To do this, you must have Veeam Recovery Media that you created on your functional system and a full backup with system metadata.

    At the first stage of bare-metal recovery, you must boot your machine from Veeam Recovery Media which launches the recovery image OS in your machine RAM. You then import the backup file into the Veeam Agent database, select restore method and run the restore. Veeam Agent erases all data on the machine, reconstructs partition structure using system metadata, restores data from the backup and creates the boot loader.

    Before you reboot the machine upon successful bare-metal recovery, you may need to restore additional data from another backup. To do this, you can use the standard file-level restore functionality. Veeam Agent mounts the backup file to the file system of the recovery image OS. After that, you can copy the necessary files or directories to a desired location.

    If the recovery is successful, upon reboot the system loads the recovered OS and data from the machine’s hard drive.


    Related Tasks

    Bare-Metal Recovery

    Restoring Files and Directories