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Enterprise Manager User Guide

Searching VM Backups for Guest OS Files

Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager allows you to search for guest OS files in all VM backups created by managed backup servers with guest indexing enabled.  

Searching VM Backups for Guest OS Files Important!

By default, backup repository is the primary destination for the search. This means, in particular, that if a backup (with indexed guest) is stored in both locations - repository and tape - then Enterprise Manager search results will only include files from backup stored in repository. Files from tape-archived backup will appear in search results only if not found in the repository. (This capability is supported in Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions.)

You can use one of two available search modes — simple or advanced.

The simple search allows you to search for guest OS files in the selected VM backup at the latest restore point only. To perform simple search:

  1. Open the Files tab and go to the Search tab.
  2. In the VM name field, select the VM that you want to browse.
  3. In the Search field, type in the name of the necessary file or a part of it and click the search icon on the right.

The advanced search allows you to search for guest OS files in the selected VM backup an all restore points and filter search results by certain criteria. To perform advanced search:

  1. Open the Files tab and go to the Search tab.
  2. In the VM name field, select the VM that you want to browse.
  3. In the Search field, type in the name of the necessary file or a part of it.
  4. Expand the Advanced search section and define the necessary search criteria:
  • Location — select a specific folder on the VM to search in.
  • Last modification time – specify approximate time when the file was last modified or set a time interval.
  • Backup time — choose to search through the latest backup of the specified VM or all backups of the VM created within a certain time interval.
  • Owner — select to search for files with a specific owner.
  • Type — select to search for files of specific type or with a certain extension.
  • Size — specify approximate size of file or set a size range.
  1. Click the search icon to the right of the Search field.

Searching VM Backups for Guest OS Files  

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