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User Guide

Performing Entire VM Restore

You can restore an entire VM and start it on the target host if necessary.

A VM can be restored to its original location or to a new location:

  • When you restore a VM to its original location, you keep the original VM settings. This type of restore ensures the quickest recovery and minimizes the number of mistakes that can be caused by changes in VM settings. The primary VM is automatically turned off and deleted before the restore.
  • When you restore a VM to a new location, you need to specify new VM settings such as a new VM name, a new host and datastore where the VM will reside, disk format (thin or thick provisioned) and network properties. Veeam Backup Free Edition will change the VM configuration file and store the VM data to the location of your choice.

To perform full recovery of a VMware virtual machine, follow the next steps:

  1. Choose a file
  2. Select a restore mode
  3. Select a destination host for a restored VM
  4. Select a destination resource pool
  5. Select a destination datastore
  6. Select a destination folder and change the VM name
  7. Select a destination network
  8. Verify recovery settings
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