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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4
Veeam Explorers User Guide

Understanding Mounting

When restoring your data, Veeam Explorer requires an additional mount point to be created to display the list of available transactions.

Mounting is performed by the Veeam Mount Service component which is deployed on a backup repository machine or any other machine you define in the backup job configuration settings. For more information on configuring mount server settings, see the Mount Server Settings section of the Veeam Backup & Replication user guide.

During mounting, Veeam Mount Service retrieves a VM file system from the backup file, attaches it to the hard drive of a target machine and creates a mount point.

Mounting is done as follows:

  • To mount a VM file system on machines with the Microsoft Windows operating system, Veeam uses the iSCSI protocol.

The original virtual machine or the staging server acts as an iSCSI initiator and the mount server that is associated with the backup repository acts as an iSCSI target. The iSCSI mount point is non-persistent and only exists during the recovery process.

  • To mount a VM file system on machines with Linux, Veeam uses fuse.

Understanding Mounting Note:

When using fine-tune restore, Veeam always uses a staging Oracle server to mount the VM file system.

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