Veeam Backup & Replication offers a number of recovery options for various disaster recovery scenarios:
Instant Recovery helps improve recovery time objectives (RTO), minimize disruption and downtime of production workloads. However, Instant Recovery provides for VMs “temporary spares” with limited I/O performance. To provide the recovered VMs full I/O performance, you must finalize Instant Recovery — migrate the restored VMs to production environment. If you do not want to publish the recovered VM, you can recover the VM by stopping publishing it.
Use Instant Recovery for for tier 1 VMs with little tolerance for business interruption and downtime. Besides disaster recovery matters, Instant VM Recovery can also be used for testing purposes. For more information on Instant Recovery, see Instant Recovery.
Use entire VM restore for VMs that require full I/O performance as soon as they are recovered and that tolerate some downtime. For more information on entire VM restore, see Entire VM restore.
Use this option when you need to make sure that recovered VMs do not contain any personal or sensitive data. For more information on staged restore, see Staged restore.
Other types of restore
Veeam Backup & Replication provides backward compatibility: backups created with previous product versions can be restored with later product versions.