You can restore files from a backup of a physical Windows server created with or without indexing. To prepare a backup with guest files indexing, take these steps:
- Enable guest file system indexing on the Guest Processing step of the backup job wizard. For details, see the Specify Guest Processing Settings > Indexing section of the Veeam Agent User Guide.
- Run the backup job with guest file system indexing enabled.
- Make sure the indexing data was imported to Veeam backup database, and catalog replication completed successfully. For details, see the Performing Catalog Replication and Indexing section.
If restoring from an indexed guest, there is no need to mount the restore point for browsing purposes - guest files hierarchy is presented using the index. The restore point will be only mounted once (during 1-Click file restore process itself) – to the mount server associated with backup repository where Veeam Agent backups are stored.
Alternatively, you can process the backups created without guest file system indexing - for example, if indexing was disabled at restore point creation time, or if indexing operation failed. For such a server, its selected restore point first will be mounted (for the browsing and search purposes) to the Veeam backup server integrated with Veeam Agent. After a user locates the necessary file and initiates 1-Click file restore, the restore point will be mounted to the mount server associated with the repository.
During guest files restore to the original location, you will be prompted for the credentials to access the target Windows server. Enter the user name and password; make sure that the account has sufficient access rights.