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Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 3.0
User Guide

Restoring Veeam Agent Backup to Hyper-V VM

You can use the Veeam Backup & Replication console to restore a Veeam Agent computer as a Hyper-V VM in your virtualization environment. For instant recovery to a Hyper-V VM, you can use Veeam Agent backups created on the Veeam backup repository. You cannot perform this operation with Veeam Agent backups created on the Veeam Cloud Connect repository.

A restored Hyper-V VM has the same settings as a backed-up Veeam Agent computer. During the restore process, Veeam Backup & Replication retrieves settings of the Veeam Agent computer from the backup and applies them to the target VM. These settings include:

  • Amount of RAM
  • Number of CPU cores
  • Number of network adapters
  • Network adapter settings
  • BIOS UUID (If you do not want to preserve the backed-up machine UUID for a Hyper-V VM, you can create a new UUID during the instant VM recovery configuration process.)
  • Number of disks and volumes
  • Size of volumes

If you restore a Veeam Agent computer to a Hyper-V VM, consider the following:

  • You cannot recover a EFI-based Veeam Agent computer that runs Windows 7, Windows Sever 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to a Hyper-V VM. These OSes can be restored only to a Generation 1 VM that does not support EFI. To learn more, see this Microsoft KB article.
  • Make sure that the target host has enough resources for a new VM. Otherwise, your VM will reduce the target host performance.
  • Veeam Agent computer disks are recovered as dynamically expanding virtual disks.
  • By default, Veeam Backup & Replication automatically powers on a VM after restore. If you do not want to power on a VM after restore, you can change this setting during the instant VM recovery configuration process.

The procedure of instant recovery for a Veeam Agent computer practically does not differ from the same procedure for a VM. The main difference from instant VM recovery is that you do not need to select the recovery mode, because Veeam Agent computers are always restored to a new location. To learn more about instant VM recovery, see the Instant VM Recovery section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

Restore Veeam Agent Backup to Hyper-V VM

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