To add a database file to the Veeam Explorer scope directly from the mounted VM file system, do the following:
- Perform guest-OS files restore for the virtualized Microsoft SQL server. See the Using Backup or Replica File section.
- In the navigation tree of Veeam Backup Browser, choose the folder where the primary database file (.mdf) is located (for more information about the default file paths, refer to the File Locations for Default and Named Instances of SQL Server article).
- On the Home tab of Veeam Backup Browser toolbar, select Application Items > Microsoft SQL Server.
If you choose to restore database directly from the mounted VM file system, do not close Veeam Backup Browser until you finish restore operations. Closing Veeam Backup Browser automatically unmounts the file system of the backed up VM.