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Recipe: Restore a VMware virtual disk

Expected deliverables:

A restored VMware virtual machine in a new location or with a new name.

Time to complete: 8 minutes


  • At least one Restore Point of the virtual machines from which the virtual disk should be recovered.

Before you start: With this procedure you will recover a VMware virtual disk to the source or different virtual machine.

Assumptions: You have a Veeam Backup and Replication server installed and configured. You have setup the related VMware environment in the Inventory of Veeam Backup and Replication.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup & Replication Console.
  2. Select Home on the bottom left menu.
  3. Select Restore -> VMware vSphere from the top menu.
  4. Select Restore from backup, then Disk restore, then Vitual disks restore.
  5. Select the disired virtual machine from a backup job and click Next.
  6. Select an available restore point and click Next.
  7. If you wish to map the virtual disk to a different virtual machine, click Choose and select the virtual machine from the tree view. Then click OK
  8. Select the desired virtual disks in the disk mapping field und review the restored disk type, then click Next.
  9. Carefully read the warning that existing disks will be deleted and replaced. Click Yes.
  10. Enter a restore reason and click Next, than Finish
  11. View the Restore session log and click Close once the restore is completed.

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