Step 3. Start Restore Process

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    To start the process of volume-level restore from the backup, use the following command:

    veeamconfig backup restore --id <backup_id> --targetdev <target_volume> --backupdev <volume_in_backup>


    • <backup_id> — ID of the backup.
    • <target_volume> — path to a block device that represents a volume on your computer that you want to recover.
    • <volume_in_backup> — path to a block device that represents a volume in the backup.

    This parameter is optional. If you do not specify this parameter, Veeam Agent will restore from the backup a volume that has the same name as a <target_volume>.

    For example:

    user@srv01:~$ veeamconfig backup restore --id 4f75bb20-a6b6-4323-9287-1c6c8ceccb6b --targetdev /dev/sdb --backupdev /dev/sda6
    Restoring backup.
    Backup: 4f75bb20-a6b6-4323-9287-1c6c8ceccb6b
       Device in current system: [/dev/sdb]  In backup: [/dev/sda6];
    You are sure? (y/n)
    Volume restore from backup has been started.
    Session ID: [{0b72ef45-4c88-4639-b940-ad3828b1cd4e}].
    Logs stored in: [/var/log/veeam/Restore/Session_{0b72ef45-4c88-4639-b940-ad3828b1cd4e}].


    Step 3. Start Restore Process IMPORTANT

    You can restore a backed-up volume only to a target volume that is not used by your Linux OS (that does not have file system mount points). For example, you can add a new disk to your computer and restore a volume in the backup to this disk. To restore a volume to its original location or to another volume used by Linux OS, you should boot from the Veeam Recovery Media and perform volume-level restore with the Volume Restore wizard.