Performing 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.
How to Perform VM Restore
To restore an Azure VM, do the following: