If a VM hard drive becomes corrupted for some reason (for example, with a virus), you can restore it from the VM backup or VeeamZIP file. You can attach the recovered hard drive to the original VM as a new drive, replace the corrupted drive of the original VM with it or connect it to any other VM. With the virtual drive restore, you can preserve the format of a recovered drive or convert the drive to the thin or thick format.
During the virtual hard disk restore, Veeam Backup Free Edition turns off the target VM to reconfigure its settings and attach restored disks. For this reason, it is recommended to stop all active processes on the VM for the restore period.
To restore VM hard disks, follow the next steps: