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Recipe: Agent Volume restore

Expected deliverables:

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.

Method Windows

  1. On Windows Client go to Start > All Programes > Veeam > Tools > Volume Restore
  2. Specify where the backup file resides, if remote select the type in the next window
  3. Enter credentials if required
  4. Select backup to restore
  5. Select restore point
  6. Select which volumes you want to restore and their mapping to the client system
  7. Resize volumes if required
  8. Complete

Method Linux

  1. On Linux Client a command prompt type in veeamconfig backup list --all
  2. Locate the ID of the restore point to be restored
  3. Explore the restore point via veeamconfig backup info --id
  4. Start restore process veeamconfig point restore --id <point_id> --targetdev <target_volume> --backupdev <volume_in_backup>
  5. Monitor restore process veeamconfig session log --id <session_id>

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