Restoring Guest OS Files

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    You can restore individual guest OS files and folders from image-level backups of an Azure VM. When restoring guest OS files, you do not need to extract image-level backups of VMs to a staging location, or start VMs prior to a restore. You can restore files and folders directly from image-level backups. For more information on guest OS file recovery, see the Guest OS File Recovery section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    You can restore files from different guest OS file systems using the following methods.

    Restoring from FAT, NTFS or ReFS

    To restore guest OS files from FAT, NTFS or ReFS file systems, do the following:

    1. Check limitations and prerequisites listed in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
    2. Launch and complete the File Level Restore wizard.

    To do that, open the Home view and navigate to Backups > External Repository. In the working area, select a VM whose files you want to restore. On the ribbon, click Guest Files (Windows). Then follow the instructions provided in the Restoring VM Guest OS Files (FAT, NTFS or ReFS) section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    Restoring from Linux, Unix and Other File Systems

    To restore guest OS files from Linux, Unix and other file systems, do the following:

    1. Check limitations and prerequisites listed in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
    2. Launch and complete the Guest File Restore wizard.

    To do that, open the Home view and navigate to Backups > External Repository. In the working area, select a VM whose files you want to restore. On the ribbon, click Guest Files (Other). Then follow the instructions provided in the Restoring VM Guest OS Files (Multi-OS) section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    Restoring from Other File Systems

    You can restore files from systems other than those listed in the File-Level Restore section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide. For this purpose, use the Instant Recovery technology. To learn how to use this technology to restore files, follow the instructions provided in the Restore from Other File Systems section in the User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V.

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