Starts Windows VM guest OS file restore session.
Product Edition: Standard, Enterprise, Enterprise Plus, Veeam Universal License
Start-VBRWindowsFileRestore [-RestorePoint] <COib> [[-Host] <CHost>] [[-ResourcePool] <CViResourcePoolItem>] [[-Folder] <CViFolderItem>] [-Reason <string>] [-Credentials <CCredentials>] [<CommonParameters>]
This cmdlet starts a restore session of Windows VM guest OS files. You can run this cmdlet to restore guest OS files for the following types of backups:
- Backups of Windows-based VMs.
- Backups of Windows-based machines created by Veeam Agent For Microsoft Windows.
The cmdlet mounts disks of a machine from the backup or replica to the mount server. After that you can perform the following actions:
- Run the Get-VBRWindowsGuestItem cmdlet to get details on the files and folders that are available for restore.
- Run the Start-VBRWindowsGuestItemRestore cmdlet to restore the necessary files and folders.
After you restore the necessary files, you must stop the restore session. After you stop the session, Veeam Backup & Replication will unmount disks from the mount server. Run Stop-VBRWindowsFileRestore to stop the restore session.
Accept Pipeline Input
Specifies a restore point to start a restore session. You will be able to use the session to perform operations with machine guest OS files.
Accepts the COib object. To create this object, run the Get-VBRRestorePoint cmdlet.
Specifies a mount server to which machine disks will be mounted.
Note: This parameter works only if you start a restore session of machine disks located on storage that use the Direct SAN access transport mode.
If you start a restore session of machine disks located on storage that use the other transport mode methods, the cmdlet will mount machine disks to the source storage.
Accepts the CHost object. To create this object, run the Get-VBRServer cmdlet.
Specifies a resource pool. The cmdlet will register the mount server to this resource pool.
Accepts the CViResourcePoolItem object. To create this object, run the Find-VBRViEntity cmdlet.
Specifies a folder on the mount server. The cmdlet will place the machine disks under this folder.
Accepts the CViFolderItem object. To create this object, run the Find-VBRViEntity cmdlet.
Specifies the reason for starting a restore session of machine guest OS files.
The information you provide will be saved in the session history so that you can reference it later.
Specifies the credentials to authenticate with the backup share folder.
Accepts the CCredentials object. To create this object, run the Get-VBRCredentials cmdlet.
This cmdlet supports Microsoft PowerShell common parameters. For more information on common parameters, see the About CommonParameters section of Microsoft Docs.
The cmdlet returns the VBRFLRItem object that contains settings of a restore session of Windows guest OS files.
Example 1. Starting Restore Session for Windows Guest OS Files
This example shows how to start a restore session for Windows guest OS files of the WinSrv25 machine.
Perform the following steps:
The Get-VBRRestorePoint cmdlet will return an array of restore points. Mind the ordinal number of the necessary restore point (in our example, it is the second restore session in the array).
Example 2. Starting Restore Session for Windows Guest OS Files from Latest Restore Point [Using Pipeline]
This example shows how to start a restore session for Windows guest OS files of the WinSrv25 machine. The cmdlet will use the latest restore point to start a restore of Windows guest OS files.
Perform the following steps: