Step 4. Start Recovery Session

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    At the Summary step of the wizard, review summary information and click Start.

    As soon as you click Start, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure will close the Azure Files File-level Recovery wizard and start a restore session. You can track the progress of the restore session in the File-level Recovery window. To open the File-level Recovery window, navigate to Protected Data and click the link in the File-level Recovery URL column. During the recovery session, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure will launch a worker instance and attach virtual disks of the processed Azure VM to it.

    In the URL column of the window, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure will display a link to the File-level recovery browser. You can use the link in either of the following ways:

    • Click the link to open the File-level recovery browser on your local machine while the recovery session is running.
    • Copy the link, close the File-level Recovery window and open the File-level recovery browser on another machine.

    Important

    When you click Copy URL, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure copies the following information to the clipboard:

    • A link to the File-level recovery browser that includes a public DNS name of the worker instance hosting the browser and authentication information used to access the browser.
    • A thumbprint of a TLS certificate installed on the worker instance hosting the File-level recovery browser.

    To avoid a man-in-the-middle attack, before you start recovering files and folders, check that the certificate thumbprint displayed in the web browser from which you access the File-level recovery browser matches the provided certificate thumbprint.

    Opening File-Level Restore Browser