Publishing Disks from Tenant Backups

Starting from Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1 (build, the SP can publish disks from tenant backups and mount them to a server added to the SP Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure. To perform the disk publishing operation, the SP must use Veeam PowerShell cmdlets — this operation is not available in the SP Veeam backup console.


The disk publishing operation is also available on the tenant side. To publish disks, the tenant can use the Veeam backup console. To learn more, see Publishing Disks.

Prerequisites and limitations for disk publishing on the SP side are the same as in the regular Veeam backup infrastructure. For details, see the Disk Publishing (Data Integration API) section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

Also keep in mind that Veeam Cloud Connect supports disk publishing from unencrypted backups only.

To publish disks from a tenant backup, complete the following steps:

  1. Disable the tenant account. For more information, see Disabling and Enabling Tenant Accounts.
  2. Run the Get-VBRCloudTenantBackup cmdlet to get the backup from which you want to restore disks. For details, see the Get-VBRCloudTenantBackup section in the Veeam PowerShell Reference.
  3. Run the Get-VBRCloudTenantRestorePoint cmdlet to get the necessary restore point in the backup. For details, see the Get-VBRCloudTenantRestorePoint section in the Veeam PowerShell Reference.
  4. Run the Publish-VBRBackupContent cmdlet to publish disks.

For example:

$backup = Get-VBRCloudTenantBackup -Name "Fileserver Backup to Cloud"
$point = Get-VBRCloudTenantRestorePoint -Backup $backup -Name "filesrv04" | Sort-Object –Property CreationTime | Select -Last 1
$creds = Get-VBRCredentials -Name "tech\"
Publish-VBRBackupContent -RestorePoint $point -TargetServerName "" -TargetServerCredentials $creds

For more information, see the Publish-VBRBackupContent section in the Veeam PowerShell Reference.

The disk content will become available in the C:\VeeamFLR\ folder on the target server. For disks of Microsoft Windows machines, the disk content is available in the read-only state. You can perform the necessary operations with the published disk data, for example, find specific documents, copy files or perform antivirus scan of the backed-up data.

After you finish working with the disk content, you can stop the disk publishing session. For details, see the Managing Published Disks section in the Veeam Backup & Replication Guide and Unpublish-VBRBackupContent section in the Veeam PowerShell Reference.

Once the disk publishing session is stopped, you can enable the tenant account.

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