Before You Begin
Before you boot from the recovery image and restore your data, check the following prerequisites and limitations:
- You must have a recovery image on any type of media: CD/DVD/BD or removable storage device.
- To recover data on your computer, you must have both the Veeam Recovery Media and data backup. For volume-level restore, you can use a volume-level backup created with Veeam Agent for Linux. Make sure that the backup or system image is available on the computer drive (local or external), on a network shared folder or on the backup repository managed by a Veeam backup server.
- The media type on which you have created the recovery image must be set as a primary boot source on your computer.
- The volume-level backup from which you plan to restore data must be successfully created at least once.
- [For backups stored in network shared folders, on Veeam backup repositories and Veeam Cloud Connect repositories] You must have access to the target location where the backup file resides.
- [For Veeam backup repository targets] If you plan to restore data from a backup stored on a Veeam backup repository, you must have access permissions on this backup repository. To learn more, see Setting Up User Permissions on Backup Repositories.
- You cannot restore a volume to the volume where the backup file that you use for restore is located.
- If you restore to a virtual environment, note that the current version of Veeam Recovery Media supports only the VMware and Hyper-V virtualization solutions. To resolve possible issues during bare metal recovery of Oracle VM virtual machines, use instructions in the second section of this Veeam KB article.