Start-VBRWindowsFileRestore

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    Short Description

    Starts Windows VM guest OS file restore session.

    Product Edition: Standard, Enterprise, Enterprise Plus, Veeam Universal License

    Syntax

    Start-VBRWindowsFileRestore [-RestorePoint] <COib> [[-Host] <CHost>] [[-ResourcePool] <CViResourcePoolItem>] [[-Folder] <CViFolderItem>] [-Reason <string>] [-Credentials <CCredentials>]  [<CommonParameters>]

    Detailed Description

    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:

    1. Run the Get-VBRWindowsGuestItem cmdlet to get details on the files and folders that are available for restore.
    2. Run the Start-VBRWindowsGuestItemRestore cmdlet to restore the necessary files and folders.

    Note

    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.

    Parameters

    Parameter

    Description

    Type

    Required

    Position

    Accept Pipeline Input

    RestorePoint

    Specifies the 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.

    True

    1

    True (ByValue,
    ByProperty
    Name)

    Hostv

    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.

    False

    2

    False

    ResourcePool

    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.

    False

    3

    False

    Folder

    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.

    False

    4

    False

    Reason

    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.

    String

    False

    Named

    False

    Credentials

    Specifies the credentials to authenticate with the backup share folder.

    Accepts the CCredentials object. To create this object, run the  Get-VBRCredentials cmdlet.

    False

    Named

    False

    <CommonParameters>

    This cmdlet supports Microsoft PowerShell common parameters. For more information on common parameters, see the About CommonParameters section of Microsoft Docs.

    Output Object

    The cmdlet returns the VBRFLRItem object that contains settings of a restore session of Windows guest OS files.

    Examples

    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.

    $backup = Get-VBRBackup -Name "WinSrv25"

    $restorepoint = Get-VBRRestorePoint -Backup $backup -Name "Production VM"

    $session = Start-VBRWindowsFileRestore -RestorePoint $restorepoint

    Perform the following steps:

    1. Run the Get-VBRBackup cmdlet. Specify the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $backup variable
    2. Run the Get-VBRRestorePoint cmdlet. Specify the Backup and Name parameter values. Save the result to the $restorepoint variable.
    3. Run the Start-VBRWindowsFileRestore cmdlet.  Set the $restorepoint as the RestorePoint parameter value. Save the result to the $session variable.

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