Restoring Guest OS Files

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    You can restore individual guest OS files and folders from image-level backups of a VM instance. When restoring guest OS files, you do not need to extract image-level backups of VM instances to a staging location, or start VM instances prior to a restore. You can restore files and folders directly from image-level backups. For more information on guest OS file recovery, see the Guest OS File Recovery section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    You can restore files from different guest OS file systems using the following methods:

    Restoring from FAT, NTFS or ReFS

    To restore guest OS files from FAT, NTFS or ReFS file systems, do the following:

    1. Check limitations and prerequisites listed in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
    2. Launch and complete the File Level Restore wizard.

    To do that, open the Home view and navigate to Backups > External Repository. In the working area, select a VM instance whose files you want to restore. On the ribbon, click Guest Files (Windows). Then follow the instructions provided in the Restoring VM Guest OS Files (FAT, NTFS or ReFS) section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    Restoring from Linux, Unix and Other File Systems

    To restore guest OS files from Linux, Unix and other file systems, do the following:

    1. Check limitations and prerequisites listed in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
    2. Launch and complete the Guest File Restore wizard.

    To do that, open the Home view and navigate to Backups > External Repository. In the working area, select a VM instance whose files you want to restore. On the ribbon, click Guest Files (Other). Then follow the instructions provided in the Restoring VM Guest OS Files (Multi-OS) section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    Restoring from Other File Systems

    You can restore file systems other than those listed in the File-Level Restore section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide. For this purpose, use the Instant Recovery technology. To learn how to restore guest OS files from other file systems, see the Restore from Other File Systems section from the User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V.

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