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Recipe: Restore and Entire VM in Hyper-V to the original location

Expected deliverables:

An entire Virtual Machine restored in Hyper-V from a Veeam Backup to the original location.

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • Hyper-V Virtual infrastructure must have been added to the backup infrastructure and properly configured. That means adding Hyper-V clusters (recommended) or standalone Hyper-V hosts.
  • You need the VM has at least one successfully created restore point.
  • If you restore a VM to its original location and the original VM is still running, Veeam powers off the original VM and deletes it before the restore.
  • The restored VM will have the same MAC address as the original VM. Therefore, if you restore the VM to the same Hyper-V host where the original VM is running, a MAC address conflict may occur. To overcome this situation, power off the original VM before you start the restore process.
  • The Hyper-V role must be enabled on target hosts.

Before you start:

The version of the target host on which the VM is restored must be the same or later than the version of the source host where the original VM was registered


It’s assumed that you already have a Veeam Backup Server fully working in your environment.


  1. On the Home tab, click Restore > Microsoft Hyper-V > Restore from backup > Entire VM restore > Entire VM restore.
  2. At the Virtual Machines step, select one or more VMs you want to restore.
    • Click Add, then select where to browse for VMs and VM containers, whether From infrastructure or From Backup.
    • Select the VMs you want to restore and click Add.
  3. If you want to select a specific restore point(by default Veeam uses the latest valid restore point), then in the “Virtual machines to restore” list, select the VM and click Point, then in the Restore Points window, select the required restore point.
  4. At the Restore Mode step select “Restore to original location”. As an option select the “Quick rollback” check box if you want to perform incremental restore for the VM.
  5. At the Secure Restore step, leave the default settings and click Next.
  6. At the Reason step of the wizard, enter a reason for restoring the selected VMs.
  7. At the Summary step of the wizard, check the specified settings. If you want to start the restored VM on the target host, select the Power on VM after restoring check box.

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