The Veeam Cookbook Series
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Recipe: Agent Volume restore
Restore a volume back to a system using the in-build GUI/CLI interface.
Time to complete: 15-30 minutes
- A backup of a system using the Veeam Agent in either “Standalone” or “Managed By Agent” modes
- Also it be either Windows, Linux or Unix agents, using “Entire system” or “Volume level backup”
It is assumed that you already have a Veeam Backup Server fully working in your environment. If you need to install Veeam Backup Server, please refer to “Installing Veeam Backup & Replication All-In-One Base system” recipe.
Before you start
Note that you cannot restore a system volume to the original or another computer running the OS. See the bare metal restore recipe.
Note that Linux has two restore methods; the Recovery Wizard and the Command Line Interface, this receipe will go the Command Line Interface option.
- On Windows Client go to Start > All Programes > Veeam > Tools > Volume Restore
- Specify where the backup file resides, if remote select the type in the next window
- Enter credentials if required
- Select backup to restore
- Select restore point
- Select which volumes you want to restore and their mapping to the client system
- Resize volumes if required
- On Linux Client a command prompt type in
veeamconfig backup list --all
- Locate the ID of the restore point to be restored
- Explore the restore point via
veeamconfig backup info --id
- Start restore process
veeamconfig point restore --id <point_id> --targetdev <target_volume> --backupdev <volume_in_backup>
- Monitor restore process
veeamconfig session log --id <session_id>
Links to Resources:
- Veeam Guides and Helpcenter - Agent for Windows
- Veeam Guides and Helpcenter - Agent for Linux
- Veeam Community Forums
- Veeam Best Practices