Step 4. Specify Helper Host
At the Helper Host step of the wizard, you can select a machine that will be used as a helper host. Veeam Backup & Replication will mount disks of a machine from the backup or replica to the selected helper host. Alternatively, you can choose to configure a new helper appliance where Veeam Backup & Replication will mount VM disks. For details on helper hosts and appliances, see Restore from Linux, Unix and Other File Systems.
To specify the helper host, do the following:
- From the Linux server list, select one of the following options:
- <Hostname>: this option allows to specify a Linux server as the helper host. The wizard displays all Linux servers added the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure.
- Specify a different host: this option allows you to specify a Linux server that is not added to the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure.
- Use a temporary helper appliance: this option defines that you want to use a temporary helper appliance and enables the additional step of the wizard.
- [For the Specify different host option] In the Linux Server window, specify the helper host name and connection setting:
- At the Host name field, specify the IP address or the host name of the Linux server which will be used as a helper host.
- From the Credentials list, select an account that will be used to connect to the helper host. If you haven't added the account before, click the Add button on the right of the Credentials list and follow the instructions described in Linux Accounts.
- If you want to change the default SSH settings, click Advanced and configure SSH settings as described in Specify Credentials and SSH Settings.
- Click OK to save the helper host settings.