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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

Before You Begin

Before you restore VM guest OS files, check the following prerequisites:

  • You can restore VM guest OS files from a backup that has at least one successfully created restore point.
  • You cannot restore files from a backup created in the reverse incremental mode if the backup job is being performed. If the backup is created in the incremental backup mode and the backup job is being performed, you can restore files from any available restore point.
  • If you plan to restore VM guest OS files to the original location, the VM guest OS must be accessible from the backup server over the network or PowerShell Direct.
  • If you plan to restore files from VMs running Microsoft Windows ReFS, you must install Veeam Backup & Replication components on machines running specific OS versions. For more information, see System Requirements.
  • If you plan to restore VM guest OS files to their initial location, Hyper-V Integration Services must be installed on the target VM.
  • If you plan to restore files from a VM running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 or later and Data Deduplication is enabled for some VM volumes, for the restore process you must use Veeam Backup & Replication components running the following OSes:
  • [For copy to another location operations] The Veeam Backup & Replication console must be installed on a machine running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or later. Data Deduplication must be enabled on this machine.
  • [For restore to the original location] The Veeam Backup & Replication console and mount server associated with the backup repository where backup files reside must be installed on a machine running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or later. Data Deduplication must be enabled on the mount server.
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