Restoring Files and Folders
You can use the Veeam Backup & Replication console to restore individual files and folders from Veeam Agent backups.
For file-level restore, you can use Veeam Agent backups created in the Veeam backup repository or Veeam Cloud Connect repository. For Veeam Agent backups created in the cloud repository, you can perform restore tasks in Veeam Backup & Replication deployed on the tenant backup server. The service provider cannot perform restore tasks with Veeam Agent backups.
When you perform the file-level restore procedure, Veeam Backup & Replication provides the following options for mounting disks of a Linux, Unix or Mac endpoint from the backup or replica:
If you have selected to mount disks to a 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.
To learn more about these options, see the Restore from Linux, Unix and Other File Systems section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
The procedure of file-level restore from a Veeam Agent backup practically does not differ from the same procedure for a VM backup. The difference is that you select a Veeam Agent backup instead of a VM backup in the File Level Restore wizard. To learn more, see the Restore from Linux, Unix and Other File Systems section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.