POST /catalog/vms/{vmname}/vmRestorePoints/{ID}?action=browse

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    Starts the guest OS file restore process of the VM from the specified restore point. The VM disks are mounted to the backup server and VM guest OS files become available for restore.


    To start the VM guest OS restore process, send the POST HTTP request to the /catalog/vms/{vmname}/vmRestorePoints/{ID}?action=browse URL.

    HTTP Request

    POST https://<Enterprise-Manager>:9398/catalog/vms/{vmname}/vmRestorePoints/{ID}?action=browse

    Request Headers

    The request contains the following headers:






    The request requires authorization. In the header, the client must send a session ID copied from the server reply to the request creating a new logon session. For details, see Authentication and Security.



    Identifies the format of the response. Possible values:

    • application/xml — the client can send this value in the header to accept response in the XML format.
    • application/json — the client must send this value in the header to accept the request in the JSON format.

    If the request does not contain the header, the server will return the response in the XML format.

    Request Body



    The server returns the following response to the client.

    Response Codes

    A successfully completed operation returns response code 200 OK.

    Response Headers

    The response to this request contains the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers.




    The length of the response body.


    The media type and syntax of the request body message. Possible values:

    • application/xml
    • application/json

    Response Body

    In the response body, Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager returns an ID of the task that has been created to perform the requested action, and the task state. You can check the operation results by sending the GET HTTP request to the URL of the task resource.

    Additionally, Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager returns a link to the task deletion operation. You can send the DELETE HTTP request to the URL in the link to stop the task execution.

    The response body also contains a link to the VM file system that allows you to browse for VM guest OS files.


    The example below starts the guest OS files restore process for the srv04 VM from the restore point having ID 7caf66d5-f700-442c-9aa9-8867f031377f:


    POST https://localhost:9398/api/catalog/vms/srv04/vmRestorePoints/7caf66d5-f700-442c-9aa9-8867f031377f?action=browse


    Request Header:

    X-RestSvcSessionId   NDRjZmJkYmUtNWE5NS00MTU2LTg4NjctOTFmMDY5YjdjMmNj



    200 OK


    Response Body:

    <Task xmlns="" Type="Task" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/tasks/task-1">
       <Link Rel="Delete" Type="Task" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/tasks/task-1" />
       <Link Rel="Down" Type="FileSystemItemsList" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/catalog/vms/srv04/vmRestorePoints/7caf66d5-f700-442c-9aa9-8867f031377f/guestfs/" />
     <Result Success="true" />