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(POST) /catalog/vms/{vmname}/vmRestorePoints/{ID}?action=browse

Starts the guest OS file restore process of the VM from the specified restore point. The VM disks are mounted to the Veeam backup server and VM guest OS files become available for restore.

Request

To start the VM guest OS restore process, you need to send the POST HTTP request to the /catalog/vms/{vmname}/vmRestorePoints/{ID}?action=browse URL.

HTTP Request

POST https://<Enterprise-Manager>:9398/catalog/vms/{vmname}/vmRestorePoints/{ID}?action=browse

Request Headers

The request contains the following headers:

Header

Required

Description

X-RestSvcSessionId

True

The request requires authorization. In the header, the client must send a session ID copied from the server reply to the request creating a new logon session. To learn more, see Authentication and Security.

Accept

False

Identifies the format of the response. Possible values:

  • application/xml — the client can send this value in the header to accept response in the XML format.
  • application/json — the client must send this value in the header to accept the request in the JSON format.

If the request does not contain the header, the server will return the response in the XML format.

Request Body

None.

Query Parameters

None.

Response

The server returns the following response to the client.

Response Codes

A successfully completed operation returns response code 200 OK.

Response Headers

The response to this request contains the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers.

Header

Description

Content-length

The length of the response body.

Content-type

The media type and syntax of the request body message. Possible values:

  • application/xml
  • application/json

Response Body

In the response body, Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager returns an ID of the task that has been created to perform the requested action, and the task state. You can check the operation results by sending the GET HTTP request to the URL of the task resource.

Additionally, Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager returns a link to the task deletion operation. You can send the DELETE HTTP request to the URL in the link to stop the task execution.

The response body also contains a link to the VM file system that allows you to browse for VM guest OS files.

Example

The example below starts the guest OS files restore process for the srv04 VM from the restore point having ID 7caf66d5-f700-442c-9aa9-8867f031377f:

Request:

POST https://localhost:9398/api/catalog/vms/srv04/vmRestorePoints/7caf66d5-f700-442c-9aa9-8867f031377f?action=browse

 

Request Header:

X-RestSvcSessionId   NDRjZmJkYmUtNWE5NS00MTU2LTg4NjctOTFmMDY5YjdjMmNj

 

Response:

200 OK

 

Response Body:

<Task xmlns="http://www.veeam.com/ent/v1.0" Type="Task" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/tasks/task-1">
 <Links>
   <Link Rel="Delete" Type="Task" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/tasks/task-1" />
   <Link Rel="Down" Type="FileSystemItemsList" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/catalog/vms/srv04/vmRestorePoints/7caf66d5-f700-442c-9aa9-8867f031377f/guestfs/" />
 </Links>
 <TaskId>task-1</TaskId>
 <State>Finished</State>
 <Operation>BrowseVM</Operation>
 <Result Success="true" />
</Task>

 

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