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

Scenario 1. Restoring VM Guest OS Files (FAT, NTFS, ReFS)

When you recover guest OS files from Windows-based VMs, Veeam Backup & Replication mounts the content of a backup file directly to the Veeam backup server and displays the file tree in the built-in file browser. You can copy the files you need and save them locally or anywhere on the network. You can even point applications to restored files and work with these files as usual.



To restore guest OS files from a Microsoft Windows VM:

  1. Open the Backup & Replication view.
  2. Click the Backups > Disk node in the inventory pane. Expand the backup job in the working area, right-click a necessary VM in the corresponding backup job and choose Restore guest files > Microsoft Windows.

Launch Guest OS Files Restore

  1. At the Restore Point step of the wizard, select the necessary restore point.

Scenario 1. Restoring VM Guest OS Files (FAT, NTFS, ReFS)

  1. At the Reason step of the wizard, specify the reason for future reference.

Scenario 1. Restoring VM Guest OS Files (FAT, NTFS, ReFS)

  1. Click Next. Then click Finish.
  2. Veeam Backup & Replication will display a file browser with the file system tree of the VM. Right-click the necessary file or folder, select Copy To and enter C:\Restored in the Choose folder field.

Save Restored Files


  1. Open the Files view.
  2. In the inventory pane, expand the file tree under This server.
  3. Select C:\Restored folder and make sure that the restored files or folders are available there.

Validate Guest OS Files Restore

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