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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Restoring VMs from Backup

This command restores files for all VMs or for the selected VM(s) from the backup file.

Syntax

extract.exe -restore [-vm vmname] [-host hostname] -password backupkey pathtovbk [outputdir]

Parameters

Parameter

Description

Required/Optional

vm

Name of a VM that you want to restore. Use this parameter to filter VMs in the backup. If you want to restore all VMs from the backup file, do not specify this parameter.

Optional

host

Name of the host on which the initial VM resides. This parameter should be specified if the vm parameter is used.
Use this parameter to filter VMs that have the same name but reside on different hosts.

Optional

pathtovbk

Path to the backup file from which the VM should be restored.

Required

password

Password for the encrypted backup file.

Required for encrypted backup files

outputdir

Path to the directory to which the VM files should be restored. If this parameter is not specified, the VM will be restored to the current directory.

Optional

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