Exporting Disks


Exporting Disks can be performed only using backup files stored on backup repositories for which you have specified a Hash-based Message Authentication Code (HMAC) key associated with the service account that is used to access the repository. To learn how to specify credentials for repositories, see sections Creating New Repositories and Connecting to Existing Appliances.

Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to export disks, that is, to restore disks of VM instances from image-level backups created by Veeam Backup for Google Cloud and to convert them to the VMDK, VHD or VHDX format. You can save the converted disks to any server added to the backup infrastructure or place the disks on a datastore connected to an ESXi host (for the VMDK disk format only). For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication, section Disk Export.

To export disks of a VM instance to the VMDK, VHD or VHDX format, 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 a VM instance whose disks you want to restore, select the necessary instance and click Export Disk on the ribbon.
  4. Complete the Export Disk wizard as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Exporting Disks.

Export disks