Restoring Files and Folders

You can use the Veeam Backup & Replication console to restore individual files and folders from Veeam Agent backups.

The procedure of file-level restore from a Veeam Agent backup is similar to the same procedure for a VM backup. To learn more about file-level restore, see the Restore from Linux, Unix and Other File Systems section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

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

  • Mounting disks to a helper host — any Linux host from your infrastructure with a supported operating system.
  • Mounting disks to a temporary helper appliance — a helper VM required to mount Linux computer disks from the backup.

If you have selected to mount disks to a temporary 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.You cannot restore files or folders from Veeam Agent for Mac backup to the original machine. You can only save files and folders to a new location over the network by using the Copy To option.


Restore Files and Folders