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Recipe: Restore a VM with Secure Restore

Expected deliverables:

A restored VMware virtual machine in the same location and checked for malware before bringing back to the production environment.

Time to complete: 10 minutes


  • At least one Restore Point of the virtual machines to be recovered.

Before you start:

With this procedure you will overwrite the status of exisiting virtual machines if they are still present the source environment.


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. Then Select Restore -> VMware vSphere from the top menu.
  3. Select Restore from backup, then select Entire VM restore, then select Instant recovery and Instant recovery to VMware vSphere.
  4. Select Add -> From backup… to open the selection of available backups.
  5. Choose the desired VM from on of the backup and click Add. Repeat this for multiple VMs. You can use the search bar below to find all backup jobs containing a certain VM.
  6. Click Next twice.
  7. In the Secure Restore vie select the ckeckbox Scan the restored machine….
  8. Leave the option Proceed with recovery… enabled and select the checkbox to Scan the entire image. Click Next and then Finish.
  9. If VMs to be restored are still present in the VMware environment review the list of VMs to be deleted and select Yes if correct.
  10. Click Finish to start the recovery process and view the restore session log.

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