File-Level Restore

If you have lost or modified files and directories on your computer by mistake, you can restore a copy of the necessary objects from the backup. For file-level restore, you can use a backup of any type:

  • Volume-level backup
  • File-level backup

Veeam Agent for Linux does not simply extract files and folders from the backup file. During file-level restore, Veeam Agent for Linux performs the following operations:

  1. Veeam Agent for Linux associates the backup file with a loop device, for example, /dev/loop0, to make the backup file accessible as a block device.
  2. Veeam Agent for Linux mounts the loop device to the mount point directory in the computer's file system.
  • For file-level restore with the Veeam Agent for Linux control panel or Veeam Recovery Media, Veeam Agent for Linux mounts the backup content to the /mnt/backup directory.
  • For file-level restore with the command line interface, you can specify a directory in which Veeam Agent for Linux should mount the backup content.

After the backup content is mounted, you can use Linux 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.

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