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Recipe: Performing Disk Restore

Expected deliverables:

The VM disk recovered at the time of backup state.

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • an Azure VM cloud-native snapshot or image-level backup

Before you start:

You can restore one or more Azure VMs at once, to the original or to a new location.


You have an existing Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure deployment and backups of one or more Azure VMs.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure webinterface.
  2. On the left menu click Protected Data and stay on the Virtual Machines tab.
  3. Select the VM whose virtual disks you want to recover, click Restore on the top and select Disk Restore.
  4. In Restore Point you can click Change Restore Point to select a specific one, otherwise the latest will be used.
  5. In Account click Select Account and specify the Azure account to use for the restore operation, then click Apply.
  6. In Restore Mode, choose whether you want to restore the Disk on the original location or to a new one. The Restore to a new location, or with different settings requires to specify the Subscription and the Region.
  7. The Data retrieval section will be available only if restore from an archived restore point was selected. You can choose to retrieve data with Standard priority or High priority, and that will affect restore times and costs. You can also choose the number of days for which you want to keep the data available after retrieval.
  8. The Disk section will be available only if restore to new location was selected. Here you can name the virtual disks, select the resource group, disk type and storage account.
  9. In the Reason section, specify a reason for performing the restore operation. Proceed to review the restore information and confirm by clicking Restore.

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