Before you restore a VM from a backup, check the following prerequisites:
- You can restore a VM from a backup that has at least one successfully created restore point.
- When you restore a VM to its initial location and the original VM is still running, Veeam Backup & Replication will power off the original VM and restore only the disks included in the backup file. All other disks and VM configuration will not be changed.
- If you want to scan VM data for viruses, check the secure restore requirements and limitations.
- If you want to run an executable script for a VM, check the staged restore requirements and limitations.
- On non-Microsoft Windows SMB3 storage, for example, Tintri, Veeam Backup & Replication may display the "Failed to disable integrity bit on disk N" warning during VM restore. You can ignore this warning for non-Microsoft Windows SMB3 storage.
- The version of the target host on which the VM is restored must be the same or later than the version of the source host where the original VM was registered.
For example, you can restore a VM from the host that runs Microsoft Windows Server 2016 to the target host that runs the following versions of Microsoft Windows:
- Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (including version 1809)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2019
The Hyper-V role must be enabled on both source and target hosts.