Performing Entire VM Restore
In case a disaster strikes, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure allows you to restore an entire Azure VM from a cloud-native snapshot or image-level backup. You can restore one or more Azure VMs at once, to the original location or to a new location.
How VM Restore Works
To restore an Azure VM from a cloud-native snapshot, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure uses Microsoft Azure capabilities. To restore an Azure VM 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 Azure VM will reside.
- Creates empty virtual disks and attaches them to the worker instance.
The number of empty virtual disks equals the number of virtual disks attached to the backed-up Azure VM.
- 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.
- Creates an Azure VM in the specified location.
- Attaches the virtual disks with the restored data to the Azure VM.
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 VM Restore
To restore an Azure VM, do the following: