Veeam Backup ~ How do I restore VM files?

You can restore specific VM files from the backup: VMDK, VMX and others (for VMware VMs) and VHD/VHDX, XML and others for Microsoft Hyper-V VMs. This scenario can be used, for example, if one of your VM files is missing or is corrupted and you need to bring it back.

VM files can be recovered to the latest state or to any good to know point in time. You can restore them to the original location or to a new location.

To restore VM files:

  1. Open the Home view.
  2. Select the Backups 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 VM files.
  3. At the Restore Point step of the wizard, select the necessary restore point.
  4. At the Restore Destination step of the wizard, select the server to which you want to restore the VM file(s).
  5. Specify a path to a folder on the selected host where VM files must be restored, for example: C:\backup\restored.
  6. In the VM files to restore section, select a check box next to the necessary VM files.
  7. At the Reason step of the wizard, specify the reason for future reference and click Next.
  8. Click Finish to restore the VM file(s).
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