Step 1. Boot from Veeam Recovery Media
To boot from the Veeam Recovery Media:
- [For CD/DVD/BD] Power on your computer. Insert the media with the recovery image to the drive and power off the computer.
[For removable storage device] Attach the removable storage device with the recovery image to your computer.
- Start your computer.
- [For regular recovery image] In the boot menu, select what Linux kernel version to use to boot your computer and specify boot options if necessary.
You can select a Linux kernel version if you use generic Veeam Recovery Media downloaded from the Veeam website or Veeam software repository. If you created a custom Veeam Recovery Media, you will be prompted to boot using the Linux kernel of your Veeam Agent computer included in the recovery image.
To specify boot options, press the Tab key and type the necessary options in the command prompt.
For the legacy recovery image, the boot menu is unavailable. After you start your computer, Veeam Agent will immediately start loading files from the Veeam Recovery Media.
- Wait for Veeam Agent to load files from the Veeam Recovery Media.
- After the recovery image OS has loaded, choose whether you want to start the SSH server. The SSH server allows you to connect to the Veeam Recovery Media from a remote machine.
The Veeam Recovery Media starts the SSH server automatically after a time-out. The default value for the time-out is 60 seconds.
If you do not want to start the SSH server, make sure that the Proceed without SSH button is selected and press Enter. You will proceed immediately to the step 7.
- After the SSH server has started, review settings to connect to the Veeam Recovery Media and press Enter.
The Veeam Recovery Media displays the following connection settings:
- IP address of the computer booted from the Veeam Recovery Media
- User name and password of the account used to connect to the Veeam Recovery Media
- Fingerprints of the computer booted from the Veeam Recovery Media
The user name of the account used to work with the Veeam Recovery Media depends on the recovery image version:
If you want to use command-line utilities built in the regular recovery image, use the sudo command to provide the veeamuser account with privileges of the root account.
- Accept the terms of the product license agreement and license agreements for third-party components of the product:
- Make sure that the I accept Veeam End User Software License Agreement option is selected and press Space.
- Select the I accept the terms of the following 3rd party software components license agreements option with the Tab key and press Space.
- Switch to the Continue button with the Tab key and press Enter.
- Make sure that network settings are specified correctly and configure the network adapter if necessary. To learn more, see Configure Network Settings.
- Choose the necessary recovery option. Veeam Agent offers the following tools:
- Restore volumes — the Veeam Recovery wizard to recover data on the original computer or perform bare metal recovery.
- Restore files — the File Level Restore wizard to restore files and folders to the original location or to a new location.
- Exit to shell — Linux shell prompt with standard utilities to diagnose problems and fix errors.
To stop working with the Veeam Recovery Media and shut down or restart your computer, in the Veeam Recovery Media main menu, select the Reboot or Shutdown option and press Enter.