To recover files and folders of a backed-up Azure VM, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure performs the following steps:
- Launches a worker instance in either of the following Azure regions:
- To recover files and folders from a cloud-native snapshot, the worker instance is launched in the region where the cloud-native snapshot resides.
- To recover files and folders from an image-level backup, the worker instance is launched in the region where the backup repository storing backed-up data resides.
- Attaches virtual disks of the Azure VM to the worker instance.
The disks are not physically extracted from the backup — Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure emulates their presence on the worker instance. The source backup itself remains in the read-only state.
- [This step applies only if you perform restore to the original location] Installs the Veeam restore tool on the source Azure VM.
- Launches the File-level recovery browser.
The File-level recovery browser displays the file system tree of the backed-up Azure VM. In the browser, you select the necessary files and folders to recover.
- Saves the selected files and folders to the local machine, or restores the files and folders to the original Azure VM.
- Detaches the virtual disks from the worker instance.
- Deallocates the worker instance.
To learn how to restore individual files and folders of an Azure VM from a cloud-native snapshot or an image-level backup, see Performing File-Level Recovery.