Performing Instant Recovery
Instant Recovery 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 use the Instant Recovery feature to restore VM instances from image-level backups to VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments, and to Nutanix AHV clusters. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for VMware vSphere, Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V and Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV User Guide, section Instant Recovery.
Before you start the recovery operation, make sure to add to the backup infrastructure a vCenter Server, a Microsoft Hyper-V server or a Nutanix AHV cluster that will manage the restored VM instances, as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Adding VMware vSphere Servers, Adding Microsoft Hyper-V Servers or Adding Nutanix AHV Cluster.
To perform Instant Recovery, do the following:
- In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Home view.
- Navigate to Backups > External Repository.
- Expand the backup policy that protects a VM instance that you want to recover, select the necessary instance and click Instant Recovery on the ribbon.
- Select VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Nutanix AHV.
- Depending on the selected Instant Recovery option, complete the Instant Recovery wizard as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Performing Instant Recovery of Workloads to VMware vSphere VMs, Performing Instant Recovery of Workloads to Hyper-V VMs or Performing Instant Recovery of Workloads to Nutanix AHV.