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:
- For file-level restore from Microsoft Windows VMs with NTFS, FAT and ReFS file systems, you can use the File-Level Restore wizard. For more information, see Restore from FAT, NTFS or ReFS.
- For file-level restore from Linux, Solaris, BSD, Novell Storage Services, Unix, Mac and other file systems, you can use the multi-OS File-Level Restore wizard. For more information, see Restore from Linux, Unix and 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. For more information, see Restore from Other File Systems.