Restoring Veeam Agent Backup to Nutanix VM
You can use the Veeam Backup & Replication console to restore a Veeam Agent computer as a Nutanix AHV VM in your virtualization environment.
Considerations and Limitations
If you restore a Veeam Agent computer to a Nutanix AHV VM, consider the following:
- You can use backups of Microsoft Windows and Linux computers stored in a Veeam backup repository only. You cannot perform this operation with Veeam Agent backups stored in a Veeam Cloud Connect repository.
- To restore to Nutanix AHV, you must install Nutanix AHV Plug-in on the Veeam Backup & Replication server. To learn more, see the Installation section in the Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV User Guide.
- [For backups of Linux computers] If the disk you want to restore contains an LVM volume group, consider the following:
- Since LVM volume group is a logical entity that spans across the physical disks, Veeam Agent treats the original disk and the LVM volume group as separate entities. Therefore, Veeam Agent will restore the original disk and the LVM volume group as 2 separate disks. This way, all data, including the data within the LVM volume group, is accurately restored.
- Restoring the original disk and the LVM volume groups as 2 separate disks requires an increased amount of storage space. For example, you restore a machine with 2 disks, and a separate LVM volume group is configured on each of these disks. In this case, Veeam Agent will restore 4 disks. The restored disks will consume the storage space equal to the size of the 2 original disks and the 2 LVM volume groups from these disks.
Restore to Nutanix AHV
The procedure of restore to Nutanix AHV for a Veeam Agent computer practically does not differ from the same procedure for a VM. To learn more about restore to Nutanix AHV, see the Restoring VMs Using Veeam Backup & Replication Console section in the Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV User Guide.