Guest OS File Restore

With guest OS file restore, you can recover individual guest OS files and folders from backups (Microsoft Windows and other file systems), replicas (Microsoft Windows file systems), Nutanix AHV snapshots and so on. When restoring files or folders, you do not need to extract the VM image to a staging location or start the VM prior to restore. You can restore files and folders directly from a regular image-level backup or replica to the necessary point in time.

Using the following methods, you can restore files from different guest OS file systems:

This method helps you restore files from Microsoft Windows VMs with NTFS, FAT and ReFS file systems.

This method helps you restore files from Linux, Solaris, BSD, Unix and Mac machines.

Note that this method supports recovery of files and folders only. Recovery of other file system objects such as pipes is not supported.

This method helps you restore files from file systems that other methods from the list do not support.

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