Performing Disk Restore
In case a disaster strikes, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure allows you to restore corrupted virtual disks of Azure VMs from a cloud-native snapshots or image-level backups. You can restore virtual disks to the original location or to a new location.
How Disk Restore Works
To restore virtual disks from a cloud-native snapshot, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure uses Microsoft Azure capabilities. To restore virtual disks from an image-level backup, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure performs the following steps:
- Launches a worker instance in the Azure region where the restored virtual disks will reside.
- Creates empty virtual disks and attaches them to the worker instance.
The number of empty virtual disks equals the number of disks you want to restore.
- Restores backed-up data to the empty virtual disks on the worker instance.
- Detaches the virtual disks with the restored data from the worker instance.
- Removes the worker instance from the Microsoft Azure environment.
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure does not attach the restored persistent disks to any Azure VM instance — the disks are placed to the specified location as standalone virtual disks.
To restore an Azure VM from a backup that is stored in an archive repository, you must retrieve the archived data first. You can either retrieve the archived data manually before you begin the restore operation, or launch the data retrieval process right from the Restore wizard. To learn how to retrieve data manually, see Retrieving Data From Archive.
How to Perform Disk Restore
To restore virtual disks of Azure VMs, do the following: