Performing Guest OS File Recovery

Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to restore files and folders from image-level backups of Azure VMs from the Veeam Backup & Replication console. You can restore files from different guest OS file systems. For more information on guest OS file recovery, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Guest OS File Recovery.

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You can also perform file-level recovery using the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Web UI. To learn how to recover files and folders to a local machine using the file-level recovery browser, see the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure User Guide, section Performing File-Level Recovery.

Restore from Microsoft Windows File Systems (FAT, NTFS or ReFS)

Before you start the restore operation, check the limitations and prerequisites described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Requirements and Limitations.

To restore guest OS files and folders, do the following:

  1. In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Home view.
  2. Navigate to Backups > External Repository.
  3. Expand the backup policy that protects an Azure VM whose files and folders you want to restore, and select the necessary VM.
  1. Complete the File Level Restore wizard as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Restoring VM Guest OS Files (FAT, NTFS or ReFS).

Restore from Linux, Unix and Other Supported File Systems

You can restore files from Linux, Solaris, BSD, Novell Storage Services, Unix and Mac machines. For the list of supported file systems, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Platform Support.

Before you start the restore operation, check the limitations and prerequisites described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Requirements and Limitations.

To restore guest OS files and folders, do the following:

  1. In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Home view.
  2. Navigate to Backups > External Repository.
  3. Expand the backup policy that protects an Azure VM whose files and folders your want to restore, select the necessary VM and click Guest Files (Other) on the ribbon.
  1. Complete the Guest File Restore wizard as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Restoring VM Guest OS Files (Multi-OS).

Restore from Other File Systems

Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to restore file systems other than those listed in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Platform Support. Depending on the type of your environment, use one of the following options:

  • Restore to VMware vSphere environment using the Instant Disk Recovery technology. To learn how to restore from Other Files to VMware vSphere, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Restore from Other File Systems.
  • Restore to Hyper-V environment using the Instant Recovery technology. To learn how to restore from Other Files to Hyper-V, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Restore from Other File Systems.

Restore guest OS files