Performing Guest OS File Recovery

Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to use image-level backups to restore files and folders of various EC2 guest OS file systems from the Veeam Backup & Replication console. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Guest OS File Recovery.

Important

Guest OS File Recovery can be performed only using backup files stored in standard backup repositories for which you have specified one-time access keys of an IAM user whose permissions are used to access the repository. To learn how to specify credentials for repositories, see sections Creating New Repositories and Connecting to Existing Appliances.

You can also perform file-level recovery using the Veeam Backup for AWS Web UI. To learn how to recover files and folders to a local machine using file-level recovery browser, see File-Level Recovery.

Restoring from Microsoft Windows File Systems (FAT, NTFS or ReFS)

Before you start the restore operation, check the limitations and prerequisites described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Requirements and Limitations.

To restore guest OS files and folders, do the following:

  1. In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Home view.
  2. Navigate to Backups > External Repository.
  3. Expand the backup policy that protects an EC2 instance whose files and folders you want to restore, select the necessary instance and click Guest Files (Windows) on the ribbon.
  4. Complete the File Level Restore wizard as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Restoring VM Guest OS Files (FAT, NTFS or ReFS).

Restoring from Linux, Unix and Other Supported File Systems

Note

You can restore files of Linux, Solaris, BSD, Novell Storage Services, Unix and Mac machines. For the list of supported file systems, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Platform Support.

Before you start the restore operation, check the limitations and prerequisites described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Requirements and Limitations.

To restore guest OS files and folders, do the following:

  1. In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Home view.
  2. Navigate to Backups > External Repository.
  3. Expand the backup policy that protects an EC2 instance whose files and folders you want to restore, select the necessary instance and click Guest OS (Other) on the ribbon.
  4. Complete the Guest File Restore wizard as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Restoring VM Guest OS Files (Multi-OS).

Tip

If the file system whose files and folders you want to restore is not included in the list of supported systems, do either of the following:

  • Perform restore to the VMware vSphere environment using the Instant Disk Recovery technology. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Restore from Other File Systems.
  • Perform restore to the Microsoft Hyper-V environment using the Instant Recovery technology. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Restore from Other File Systems.

Restore guest OS files