Restoring Volumes

You can use Veeam Backup & Replication to restore a specific computer volume or all volumes from a volume-level backup created with Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows.

If data on a computer volume gets corrupted, you can restore this volume from the backup. For volume-level restore, you can use backups that were created at the volume level. File-level backups cannot be used for volume restore.

When you perform volume-level restore, Veeam Backup & Replication restores the entire content of the volume. It retrieves from the backup data blocks pertaining to a specific volume and copies them to the necessary location. Keep in mind that you cannot browse the volume in the backup and select individual application items, files and folders for restore. For granular file-level restore, you can use the restore guest files option.

A volume can be restored to its original location or a new location. If you restore the volume to its original location, Veeam Backup & Replication overwrites data on the original volume. If you restore the volume to a new location, and the target disk contains any data, Veeam Backup & Replication overwrites data in the target location with data retrieved from the backup.

A volume can be restored to a new location that has greater or less space than the size of the volume in the backup. Depending on the amount of free disk space on target location, you can select either to shrink or to extend the volume during restore. To learn more, see the Volume Resize section in the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows User Guide.

Before you perform volume-level restore, check prerequisites. Then use the Volume Level Restore wizard to restore the necessary volumes.

  1. Launch the Volume Level Restore wizard.
  2. Select a backup.
  3. Select a restore point.
  4. Map restored disks.
  5. Resize restored volumes.
  6. Specify secure restore settings.
  7. Specify restore reason.
  8. Complete the restore process. 

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