Booting from Veeam Recovery Media

To boot your machine from Veeam Recovery Media:

 

 

  1. Attach the media with the recovery image to your machine:
  • [For CD/DVD/BD] Insert the media with the recovery image into the machine drive.
  • [For removable storage device] Attach the removable storage device with the recovery image to your machine.
  • [For virtual drives/devices] Mount CD/DVD drive or removable storage device with the recovery image to your virtual machine.
  1. Set the device that contains the recovery image as the primary boot source on the machine.
  2. Boot the machine.
  3. On startup, the system lists all recovery images available on the boot source device and highlights the one from which Veeam Agent will automatically boot after a short pause.

Booting from Veeam Recovery Media Tip

If there is more than one recovery image in the list, you can use the Up and Down arrow keys to select the image from which you want to boot the system.

 

Booting from Veeam Recovery Media 

  1. Wait for Veeam Agent to load files from Veeam Recovery Media.

Booting from Veeam Recovery Media Note

When the machine boots, the system automatically configures network interfaces using DHCP. In case DHCP server is not available, you need to configure the network settings manually. For details, see Configure Network Settings. For more information on configuring network settings using command line, see Oracle Solaris documentation.

  1. After the recovery image OS has loaded, choose whether you want to start the SSH server. The SSH server allows you to connect to Veeam Recovery Media from a remote machine.

Veeam Recovery Media starts the SSH server automatically after a time-out. The default value for the time-out is 10 seconds.

If you do not want to start the SSH server, make sure that the Skip starting SSH server button is selected and press Enter.

Booting from Veeam Recovery Media 

  1. After the SSH server has started, review settings to connect to Veeam Recovery Media and press Enter to continue.

Veeam Recovery Media displays the following connection settings:

  • IP address of the machine booted from Veeam Recovery Media.
  • User name and password of the account for connecting to the machine.
  • Fingerprints of the machine booted from Veeam Recovery Media.

Booting from Veeam Recovery Media 

Booting from Veeam Recovery Media Note

To make sure that the user interface of bare metal recovery is rendered correctly, we recommend using an SSH connection to the machine that you recover. The images in this section of the guide demonstrate the steps of the bare metal recovery procedure performed through an SSH client.

  1. Accept the terms of the product license agreement and license agreements for third-party components of the product:
  1. Make sure that the I accept Veeam End User Software License Agreement option is highlighted and press [Space] to select the check box.
  2. Use the [Tab] key to move to the I accept the terms of the following 3rd party software components license agreements option and press [Space] to select the check box.
  3. Use the [Tab] key to move to the I agree with the required software license agreements option with the [Down] or [Tab] key and press [Space].
  4. Switch to the Continue button with the [Tab] key and press [Enter]. 

     

    Veeam Recovery Media Menu

    The main menu of Veeam Recovery Media offers the following options:

    • Stop SSH / Start SSH — allows you stop or start the SSH server.
    • Exit to shell — launches Command Line Interface. Select this option if you want to run bare metal recovery using Veeam Agent commands in the terminal. To learn more, see Restoring Data in Command Line Interface.
    • Reboot — restarts the machine. Select this option to finish working with Veeam Recovery Media.
    • Shutdown — powers off the machine.

    Booting from Veeam Recovery Media 

    Booting from Veeam Recovery Media Note

    If you exit the Veeam Recovery Media menu, you can return to it any time by running this command in the terminal: veeamconfig recoveryui.