Exporting Restore Points

You can export the specific restore point to a virtual disk in VHD format. When you export a restore point, you select the necessary restore point in the backup to recover data to a desired point in time. The created VHD disk will reflect the state in which backed-up volumes were at the time when the selected restore point was created.

To export restore point to a VHD disk:

  1. Start the export process with the following command:

veeamconfig point export --id <point_id> --outdir <path>


  • <point_id> — ID of the restore point that you want to export to a virtual disk.
  • <path> — full path to a directory in which you want to save the created virtual disk. Specifying relative paths is not supported.

For example:

user@srv01:~$ veeamconfig point export --id b319ea1f-59a2-41ea-9ca3-b668e86ac941 --outdir /home/user/veeam/
Export has been started.
Session ID: [{aeb9c549-a660-4a0e-b89c-cb076b8bfa85}].
Logs stored in: [/var/log/veeam/Export/Session_{aeb9c549-a660-4a0e-b89c-cb076b8bfa85}].

  1. You can monitor the export process and result by viewing the export session log with the following command:

veeamconfig session log --id <session_id>


<session_id>ID of the export session.

For example:

user@srv01:~$ veeamconfig session log --id aeb9c549-a660-4a0e-b89c-cb076b8bfa85
2023-05-05 11:15:21 UTC {b950503d-55c9-435f-946e-1078184f5a86} [info] Job started at 2023-05-05 14:15:21
2023-05-05 11:15:21 UTC {32d56391-9002-431e-ae6b-2285537a67e5} [info] Exporting virtual disks content
2023-05-05 11:15:22 UTC {ba3dabe0-0556-430c-9671-9448a6dc4bcb} [processing] Restoring device: [30460cb5].
2023-05-05 11:17:26 UTC {ba3dabe0-0556-430c-9671-9448a6dc4bcb} [info] Device [30460cb5] has been exported
2023-05-05 11:17:26 UTC {9e945c29-900e-4a07-9e3b-ccf7f156807d} [info] Virtual disks content has been exported

You can also check the restore session status with the veeamconfig session info command. To learn more, see Viewing Session Status.

  1. Exported backup will be saved as a virtual disk file in the specified directory. You can check this with a file browser or with the following command:

ls <path>


<path> — path to the directory in which the virtual disk with the backup is saved.

For example:

user@srv01:~$ ls /home/user/veeam/