Restoring Guest OS Files

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    The Files tab of vSphere Self-Service Backup Portal allows you to browse the guest OS file system in a VM backup and restore individual files. You can restore files from indexed and non-indexed guest OS file systems.

    To restore guest OS files, follow the steps described in Performing 1-Click File Restore.


    • When you restore from non-indexed guest OS file system, mount operation is performed using mount server associated with the backup repository that stores the backup file.
    • Before you restore files from a non-Windows VM, make sure that a helper host or helper appliance is configured on the backup server. For more information, see Preparing for File Search and Restore (non-Windows machines).