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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
Enterprise Manager User Guide

Search and Restore of VM Guest Files

Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager allows you to browse the guest OS file system in a VM backup, search for guest OS files and restore the necessary files. You can locate and restore files from VM restore point created with or without guest OS file indexing.

When you restore files from the restore point created with VM guest OS file indexing enabled, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the following workflow:

  1. To provide for browsing and search, Veeam uses index data to represent the file system of the VM guest OS.
  2. If you then select to download the necessary files, Veeam Backup & Replication will mount VM disks (from the restore point) on Veeam backup server and copy these files from the backup server to the destination location.
  3. If you select to restore files to the original location, an additional mount point will be created on the mount server associated with the backup repository storing the backup file. During restore, VM data will flow from repository to target, keeping the VM traffic in one site and reducing load on the network.
  4. After you download and/or restore the necessary file(s) and finish the restore session, VM disks will be unmounted.

When you restore files from the restore point that was created without VM guest OS file indexing, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the following workflow:

  1. To provide for browsing, disks of the VM from the backup file are mounted to Veeam backup server. If you then select to download the necessary files, Veeam will copy these files from the backup server to the destination location, using this mount point.
  2. If you select to restore files from the backup to the original location on the production VM, an additional mount point will be created on the mount server associated with the backup repository storing the backup file.
  3. If you restore files from replica, a single mount point for all these operations (browsing, download, restore to original location) will be created on Veeam backup server.
  4. After you download and/or restore the necessary file(s) and finish the restore session, VM disks will be unmounted.

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