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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Restore of Linked Clone VMs as Regular VMs

In some cases, Veeam Backup & Replication can restore a VM from a backup file as a regular VM. This type of restore is accomplished in the following situations:

  • You have intentionally chosen to restore a linked clone VM as a regular VM.
  • You are restoring a VM to the Organization vDC which has the fast provisioning option disabled.
  • A VM template to which the restored VM should be linked is not accessible in the location to which the VM is restored.

In this case, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the same algorithm as for restore of full VMs in the virtual environment. It retrieves the data of the consolidated VM disk from the backup file and restores the VM in the vCloud Director hierarchy.

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