Step 7. Select Target Datastore and Disk Type

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    The Datastore step of the wizard is available if you have chosen to change the location and settings for the restored VM.

    You can place an entire VM to a particular datastore or choose to store configuration files and disk files of the restored VM in different locations.

    1. Select the necessary VMs in the Files location list and click Datastore. Alternatively, you can expand a VM in the list and select individual files. Use this method if you want to place configuration and disk files to different locations. Click OK.
    2. By default, Veeam Backup & Replication preserves the format of restored VM disks. To change the disk format, expand a VM in the Files location list, select the necessary disks and click Disk Type. In the Disk Type Settings section, choose the format that will be used to restore virtual disks of the VM: same as source, thin, thick lazy zeroed or thick eager zeroed. For more information about disk types, see VMware Docs. Click OK.


    Disk format change is supported only for VMs with Virtual Hardware version 7 or later.

    Step 7. Select Target Datastore and Disk Type