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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Restore of Deleted VMs

If you are restoring a VM that no longer exists in vCloud Director hierarchy, the restore process includes the following steps:

  1. Veeam Backup & Replication uses vCloud Director to create a new linked clone VM from the VM template that the user selects. The new VM has a blank user delta file.
  2. Veeam Backup & Replication calculates a signature for the consolidated VM disk in the backup file (containing the VM template data and data of the delta file) and the signature for the created VM in vCloud Director. Veeam Backup & Replication then compares the disk signatures to define what data blocks need to be restored.
  3. Veeam Backup & Replication restores only those data blocks that need to be restored from the backup file and writes them to the blank user delta file.

By default, Veeam Backup & Replication links the VM to the same VM template that was used by the initial VM.  During restore, Veeam Backup & Replication checks the settings of the VM template to which the restored VM is linked: verifies connection settings, makes sure the disk size coincide and so on.

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