Restoring Files and Folders

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    You can restore individual files and folders from Veeam Agent backups.

    When you perform the file-level restore procedure, Veeam Backup & Replication provides the following options for mounting disks of a Linux computer from the backup or replica:

    • Mounting disks to a helper host — a target host where you want to restore files from the backup or any other Linux host.
    • Mounting disks to a helper appliance — a helper VM required to mount Linux computer disks from the backup.

    If you have selected to mount disks to a helper appliance, it is recommended that you add a vCenter Server and not a standalone ESXi host in the Veeam backup console. If Veeam Backup & Replication is set up to deploy a helper appliance on a standalone ESXi host, after Veeam Backup & Replication removes the helper appliance, the helper VM will be displayed in vCenter as orphaned.

    To learn more about these options, see the Restore from Linux, Unix and Other File Systems section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    The procedure of file-level restore from a Veeam Agent backup practically does not differ from the same procedure for a VM backup. The difference is that you select a Veeam Agent backup instead of a VM backup in the File Level Restore wizard. To learn more, see the Guest OS File Recovery section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

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