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Recipe: Rolling Back a File Share to a specific Point in Time

Expected deliverables:

Roll back all the changes made to a File Share to a specific Point in Time.

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • At least one restore point must be available for the file share using a NAS Backup Job
  • You can also roll back the file share to a point in time by using a backup copy.

Before you start:

Rolling Back to a Point in Time could be useful when the original file share was attacked by ransomware.


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


  1. Open the Home view. In the inventory pane, select Backups. In the working area, expand the necessary backup and right-click the file share backup whose files you want to restore and select “Restore > Rollback to a point in time”.
  2. At the File Shares step of the wizard, select the file share, whose files you want to roll back.
  3. In the “File shares” table, select the file share to select a restore point to rollback to. Click Point.
  4. In the “Select Restore Point” window, select the restore point to which you want to roll back the files.
  5. At the Summary step of the wizard, review the file share restore settings and click Finish. Veeam will restore the files to the specified point in time.

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