Restoring Files and Folders with Command Line Interface

If some files and folders on your computer get lost or corrupted, you can restore them from backups. For file-level restore, you can use backups of any type:

  • Volume-level backups (backups of the entire computer or specific volumes)
  • File-level backups

When you perform file-level restore, Veeam Agent publishes the backup content directly into the computer file system. You can browse to files and folders in the backup, restore files and folders to their initial location, copy files and folders to a new location or simply target applications to restored files and work with them as usual.

With the Veeam Agent command line interface, you can restore files and folders in a more flexible way than with the use of the File Level Restore wizard. In particular, you can specify a directory in which Veeam Agent should mount the backup file content for file-level restore. You can also mount several backups to different directories to work with files and folders restored from different backups simultaneously.

You can use Veeam Agent commands to restore files and folders from backup or from specific restore point:

When you restore files and folders from the backup, Veeam Agent will automatically select the latest restore point in the backup. You can restore files and folders to the state in which they were at the time when the latest restore point was created.

When you restore files and folders from the restore point, you can select the necessary restore point in the backup to recover data to a specific point in time.

Related Topics

File-Level Restore