Data restore in the Direct NFS access transport mode is performed in the following way:
- The backup proxy retrieves data blocks from the backup repository or a datastore in the target site.
- The backup proxy sends a request to the ESX(i) host to restore data to an NFS datastore.
- The ESX(i) host allocates space on the NFS datastore.
- Data blocks obtained from the backup proxy are written to the NFS datastore over LAN.