Performing Disk Restore

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    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:

    1. Launches a worker instance in the Azure region where the restored virtual disks will reside.
    2. 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.

    1. Restores backed-up data to the empty virtual disks on the worker instance.
    2. Detaches the virtual disks with the restored data from the worker instance.
    3. 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:

    1. Launch the Disk Restore wizard.
    2. Select a restore point.
    3. Choose a restore mode.
    4. Select a subscription.
    5. Specify disk settings.
    6. Specify a restore reason.
    7. Review summary information.