Guest OS File Recovery
With guest OS file recovery, you can recover individual guest OS files and folders from backups, replicas, storage snapshots and Nutanix AHV snapshots. When restoring files or folders, you do not need 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.
Using the following methods, you can restore files from different guest OS file systems:
- Restore from FAT, NTFS or ReFS — method that helps you restore files from Microsoft Windows VMs with NTFS, FAT and ReFS file systems.
- Restore from Linux, Unix and Other File Systems (multi-OS file-level restore) — method that helps you restore files from Linux, Solaris, BSD, Novell Storage Services, Unix, Mac and other file systems.
Note that this method supports recovery of files and folders only. Recovery of other file system objects such as pipes is not supported.
- Restore from Other File Systems — method that helps you restore files from file systems that other methods from the list do not support.