Application Item Restore from Storage Snapshots

Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to restore different application items from a storage snapshot.

Supported Applications

Veeam Backup & Replication integrates with Veeam Explorers to let you restore items from the following applications:

  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL

When you perform application item restore, Veeam Backup & Replication automatically extracts the application databases from a storage snapshot and opens them in Veeam Explorer.

How Restore Works

As part of this procedure, Veeam Backup & Replication performs the following actions:

  1. Veeam Backup & Replication creates a clone/virtual copy of a storage snapshot and mounts the clone/virtual copy to an ESXi host.
  2. Veeam Backup & Replication accesses the configuration file of the virtualized application server (VMX) on the snapshot clone/virtual copy and uses this configuration file to register a temporary VM on the ESXi host.
  3. Veeam Backup & Replication mounts disks of the application server to the temporary VM.
  4. Veeam Backup & Replication locates the application databases and opens them in Veeam Explorer.

Requirements for Application Item Restore

Before you perform Backup from Storage Snapshots, check requirements specific for data recovery in Data Recovery from Storage Snapshots Requirements and Limitations.

Performing Application Item Restore

For information on performing application item restore, see the Restoring Application Items section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

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