Step 3. Start Restore Process

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.

If you want to restore a volume to the location that is crucial for the OS running, you should boot from the Veeam Recovery Media and perform volume-level restore with the Volume Restore wizard. For example, this approach is helpful when you restore the root (/) partition.

Alternatively, if the volume is backed-up in the unmounted state, it can be restored without booting from the Veeam Recovery Media.