Before you begin the volume-level restore process, check the following prerequisites:
- The volume-level backup from which you plan to restore data must be successfully created at least once.
- [For backups stored in network shared folders and on backup repositories] You must have access to the target location where the backup file resides.
- [For backup repository targets] If you plan to restore data from a backup stored on a backup repository, you must have access permissions on this backup repository. To learn more, see Setting Up User Permissions on Backup Repositories.
- A user account under which you start the restore operation must have administrative privileges on the Veeam Agent computer. If the account under which you are currently logged on to Microsoft Windows does not have administrative privileges, you will be prompted to enter administrator credentials.
Volume-level restore has the following limitations:
- You cannot restore the system volume to its original location.
- You cannot restore a volume to the volume on which the Microsoft Windows swap file is hosted.
- You cannot restore a volume to the volume where the backup file that you use for restore is located.
To overcome the first two limitations, you can boot from the recovery image and use the Volume Level Restore wizard for volume-level restore. To learn more, see Restoring from Veeam Recovery Media.