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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Guest OS File Recovery

You can use IFLR (Instant File-Level Restore) to recover individual VM guest OS files and folders from VM backups and replicas. IFLR does not require you to extract the VM image to a staging location or start the VM prior to restore. You can restore files and folders directly from a regular image-level backup or replica to the necessary point in time.

IFLR works with any VM guest OS file system. Veeam Backup & Replication offers different tools and methods for different file systems:

Note that multi-OS file-level restore supports recovery of files and folders only. Recovery of other file system objects such as pipes is not supported.

  • Restore from Other File Systems: for file-level restore from file systems not supported by file-level restore wizards, you can leverage the Instant VM Recovery functionality.
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