If you want to restore data from an immutable backup that resides in a hardened repository, you can use the Repair operation. During this operation, Veeam Backup & Replication will generate a new backup job metadata (VACM) file using information from the backup metadata (VASM) files.
This operation is intended only for a situation where the backup job metadata file has been lost as a result of malware activity or unplanned actions. Re-creation of the backup job metadata file for other purposes is not supported.
Before you start the repair operation, you must disable the backup job that created the backup. Otherwise, Veeam Backup & Replication will display a message notifying that the job must be disabled.
To repair a backup:
- In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Home view.
- In the inventory pane, select Backups.
- In the working area, select the necessary backup.
- Press and hold the [CTRL] key, right-click the backup and select Repair.