Preparing for File Browsing and Searching

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    If you have Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager installed, you can use Veeam indexing capabilities to quickly find the files and folders.

    To use guest file system indexing:

    1. Enable guest file system indexing on the Guest Processing step of the backup job wizard. For more information, see Configure Guest Processing Settings.
    2. Run the backup job with guest file system indexing enabled.
    3. Perform catalog replication. For more information, see Performing Catalog Replication and Indexing.

    Alternatively, you can process the machine without guest file system indexing. Veeam Backup & Replication supports file-level restore not only for machines included in guest catalog but also for the machines that are not indexed. Indexing may be disabled at the time of restore point creation, or indexing operation may fail. In this case, the restore point of a Windows machine is mounted to the backup server that manages the job, and the restore point of a non-Windows machine is mounted to the helper appliance.

    Then a user will be able to locate necessary files and folders and perform restore operation. For more information, see Browsing Machine Backups for Guest OS Files.

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