File-Level Restore Scenarios and Mount Points

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    Veeam Backup & Replication creates mount points on different machines depending on a file-level restore scenario you use.

    Restoring Files from Backups

    When you restore files from backups that reside in the backup repository, Veeam Backup & Replication creates a mount point on the following machines:

    1. Mount server associated with the backup repository on which the backup file resides. Veeam Backup & Replication uses this mount point when the restore process starts and allows you to browse the VM file system and restore files.
    2. Veeam Backup & Replication console. Veeam Backup & Replication uses this mount point only if you instruct Veeam Backup & Replication to mount VM disks there. For more information, see Open Files in Microsoft Windows Explorer.

    File-Level Restore Scenarios and Mount Points 

    Note

    Backup files on HPE StoreOnce are locked exclusively by a restore task. For this reason, Veeam Backup & Replication uses only one mount point on the backup server or Veeam Backup & Replication console machine for backups on HPE StoreOnce.

    Restoring Files from Replicas

    When you restore files from a VM replica, Veeam Backup & Replication creates a mount point on the following machines:

    1. Backup server. Veeam Backup & Replication uses this mount point when the restore process starts and allows you to browse the VM file system and restore files.
    2. Veeam Backup & Replication console. Veeam Backup & Replication uses this mount point only if you instruct Veeam Backup & Replication to mount VM disks there. For more information, see Open Files in Microsoft Windows Explorer.

    File-Level Restore Scenarios and Mount Points 

    Restoring Files for Veeam Explorers

    If you have launched file-level restore and then launch application items restore from the Veeam Backup browser, Veeam Backup & Replication uses additional restore points apart from the the mount points described in the subsections above:

    To create mount points on Linux and Windows machines, Veeam Backup & Replication uses different methods:

    Restoring Files from Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager

    When you restore files from Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager, Veeam Backup & Replication creates a mount point on the mount server associated with the backup repository on which the backup file resides. Veeam Backup & Replication uses this mount point when the restore process starts and allows you to browse the VM file system and then restore files.

    File-Level Restore Scenarios and Mount Points 

    Restoring Files from Nutanix AHV Snapshots

    To learn how Veeam Backup & Replication performs guest OS file restore from backup snapshots, user snapshots and persistent disk snapshots created by AHV Backup Proxy and which mount points are used, see the Restoring Guest OS Files section of the Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV User Guide.

    Restoring Files from Amazon EC2 Instances

    To perform a file-level restore for EC2 instances, Veeam Backup & Replication utilizes the functionality of AWS Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication. To learn more how file-level restore is performed, see the File-Level Restore section of the Veeam Backup for AWS User Guide.

    Restoring Files from Microsoft Azure VMs

    To perform a file-level restore for Microsoft Azure VMs, Veeam Backup & Replication utilizes the functionality of Microsoft Azure Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication. To learn how file-level restore is performed, see the File-Level Restore section of the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure User Guide.

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