Entire VM Restore

With Veeam Backup & Replication, you can restore an entire VM from a backup file to the latest state or to a previous point in time if the original VM fails.

Entire VM restore requires that VM image is fully extracted to the production storage. Veeam Backup & Replication copies the VM data from the backup repository to the selected storage, registers the VM on the chosen Hyper-V host and, if necessary, powers it on.

A VM can be restored to its original location or to a new location. When you restore a VM to its original location, Veeam Backup & Replication powers off the original VM and deletes it before the restore. This type of restore ensures the quickest recovery and minimizes the number of mistakes which can be potentially caused by changes in VM settings.

When you restore a VM to a new location, you can specify new VM settings such as the new VM name, the host and volume where the VM will reside and network properties. Veeam Backup & Replication will change the VM configuration file and store the VM data to the location of your choice.


If a VM has several VM disks, Veeam Backup & Replication restores VM disks in parallel.

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