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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0
Evaluator's Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

Restoring Guest OS Files

Together with full VM restore, Veeam Backup & Replication offers Instant File-Level Restore (IFLR) that lets you recover guest OS files and folders from the VM backup. In contrast to competitive solutions, IFLR does not require a specific file-level backup. Restore of guest OS files, as well as all other restore options, is available from the same image-level backup. Neither should you extract the VM image from the backup prior to restore: VM guest OS files can be recovered on-the-fly, directly from a regular backup or from a VM replica. This makes the restore process extremely fast and does not require you to provision additional storage resources.

Veeam Backup & Replication provides three options for guest OS files recovery:

  • Recovery from Windows-based file systems (FAT, NTFS and ReFS)
  • Recovery from most commonly used file systems (including Linux, Unix, BSD and soon) with the multi-OS restore wizard
  • Universal File-Level Recovery* for any OS or file system through leveraging the Instant VM Recovery technology*

You can recover VM guest OS files to the latest state or any valid point in time.

* To learn about the Instant VM Recovery scenario, see Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

Evaluation Case

In this exercise, you will recover guest OS files and folders from the image-level VM backup and save them to the C:\backup\restored folder on the Veeam backup server.

The exercise covers two evaluation scenarios:

  • Scenario 1: Recovering guest OS files from the backup of a Windows-based VM
  • Scenario 2: Recovering guest OS files from the backup of a Linux-based VM or other non-Windows VM with the help of the multi-OS recovery wizard
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