Before You Begin

Before you restore a VM from a backup, consider the following:

  • You can restore a VM from a backup that has at least one successfully created restore point.
  • If you back up a VM with vRDM disks, Veeam Backup & Replication converts the disks into VMDK files. Thus, when you restore a VM with a vRDM disk, Veeam Backup & Replication restores this disk as a VMDK file. If you want to preserve the vRDM format for restored disks, use Quick Rollback. For more information, see Quick Rollback.
  • If you want to scan VM data for viruses, check the secure restore requirements and limitations.
  • If you want to run an executable script for a VM, check the staged restore requirements and limitations.
  • [For restore to original location] If the original VM has vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT) enabled, you need to reenable FT manually after restore.
  • When you restore a VM, consider the Virtual Hardware version compatibility. For more information, see this VMware KB article.

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