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Recipe: Bare Metal Restore of a Server

Expected deliverables:

Restore entire computer

Time to complete: 15-30 minutes


  • A backup of a system using the Veeam Agent for Windows or Linux

Before you start:

A USB or SD card connected to the server running as the Veeam Console. If that is not possible then an ISO can be saved and a bootable USB/SD can be created via 3rd party tools.


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.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup & Replication Console.
  2. Open the Backup Inventory View
  3. Go to Physical Infrastructure in the Inventory Panel and select Protection Group
  4. Ensure recovery media is present on the VBR server/console if required
  5. Select system to restore, either click “Recovery Media” in top ribbon or right click on system > Agent > Create Recovery Media.
  6. Follow wizard selecting either USB/SD or ISO as export option.
  7. Boot system that requires recovery via the USB/SD or ISO image.
  8. Select “Bare Metal Recovery”
  9. Follow the steps in the Wizard

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