Performing File-Level Restore

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    In case a disaster strikes, you can recover corrupted or missing files of an EFS file system from an EFS backup or backup copy. Veeam Backup for AWS allows you to restore files and folders to the original file system or to another file system.

    How EFS File-Level Restore Works

    To recover files and folders of a backed-up file system using specific file paths, Veeam Backup for AWS sends an API request to AWS to restore the specified files to the selected file system.

    To recover files and folders of a backed-up file system using specific file paths, Veeam Backup for AWS performs the following steps:

    1. On the backup appliance, restores the EFS index associated with the specified restore point.
    2. Launches the file-level recovery browser.

    The file-level recovery browser displays the file system tree of the backed-up EFS file system. In the browser, you select the necessary files and folders to restore.

    1. Creates a new EFS directory aws-backup-restore_<datetime> in the root directory of the selected file system and restores the specified backed-up files and folders to the created directory.

    How to Perform EFS File-Level Restore

    To recover files and folders of a protected file system, do the following:

    1. Launch the EFS File-level Recovery wizard.
    2. Choose a restore type.
    3. Configure restore settings.
    4. Specify an IAM identity for restore.
    5. Choose a restore mode.
    6. Specify a restore reason.
    7. Finish working with the wizard.
    8. Open the file-level recovery browser.
    9. Select a restore point.
    10. Choose files and folders to recover.
    11. Stop the recovery session.