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Case 4. Performing and Tracking Restore Operations

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This evaluation case will help you understand how to carry out, analyze and report on restore operations performed within the backup infrastructure. Veeam Backup Management Suite offers data collection and reporting on the following actions:

Restoration through the Veeam Backup & Replication console by backup operators
Recovery through Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager conducted by the virtualization administrators
Software restore capabilities through PowerShell and RestfulAPI

The evaluation procedure below describes how to audit the restore operations activity performed via the Veeam Backup & Replication console.



Another option to delegate restore rights to authorized personnel and to configure restore restrictions is to deploy Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager and use its security roles. To read more about security settings and restore operations, please refer to the Enterprise Manager User Guide. Also, users can utilize Universal Application-Item Restore (U-AIR) wizards to recover items from popular application (Active Directory, Exchange, SQL Server). To read more about U-AIR, please refer to the U-AIR User Guide at

The evaluation procedure includes the following steps:

1.Performing a Full VM restore from the Veeam Backup & Replication console (see Step 1. Performing Full VM Restore)
2.Restoring guest OS files restore from the Veeam Backup & Replication console (see Step 2. Restoring Windows Guest OS File)
3.Creating a report on restore operations using Veeam ONE (see Step 3. Viewing Report on Restore Operator Activity)



Before you perform full VM restore, make sure that the VM you plan to recover has been successfully backed up at least once. For that, open the Backup & Replication view, select the Backups node in the inventory pane; expand the backup job and check if there is at least one restore point available for the VM.
Also, make sure that the original VM is powered off. If the original VM is running, Veeam Backup & Replication will not be able to restore the VM from the backup to the original location.

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