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.
How to Perform Disk Restore
To restore virtual disks of Azure VMs, do the following: