Performing File-Level Restore

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    With guest OS file recovery (file-level restore), you can restore individual guest OS files and folders from RHV VM backups created with Veeam Backup for RHV. When restoring files and folders, you do not need to extract the VM image to a staging location or start the VM prior to restore. For more information on VM guest OS file restore, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Guest OS File Recovery.

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

    1. In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Home view.
    2. In the inventory pane, select Backups.
    3. In the working area, right-click the VM that contains files you want to restore and do the following:
    • If you want to restore files of a Microsoft Windows machine, select Restore guest files > Microsoft Windows and complete the Guest File Restore wizard as descried in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Restoring VM Guest OS Files (FAT, NTFS or ReFS).
    • If you want to restore files of a Linux, Solaris, BSD, Novell Storage Services, Unix or Mac machine, select Restore guest files > Linux and others and complete the Guest File Restore wizard as descried in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Restoring VM Guest OS Files (Multi-OS).

    VM Guest OS Files Restore

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    Alternatively, you can use Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager to restore guest OS files and folders as descried in the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager Guide, section Restoring VM Guest OS Files.