Alarasheed Blog · July 2, 2023 0

Restoring a VM using Veeam Backup & Replication (v12)

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to create a Veeam Restore Job in Veeam Backup & Replication v12. In order to accomplish this task, the following should be considered:

  • A VM and\or server with Veeam Backup & Replication.
  • You can restore the VM from a backup that has at least one successfully created restore point. To check whether restore points are created, open the inventory pane of the Home view and select the Backups node. Then, expand the backup job and verify that there is at least one restore point available for the VM.
  • When you restore the VM to its original location, and the original VM is still running, Veeam Backup & Replication powers off the original VM and restores only those disks that are included in the backup. All other disks remain unchanged.
  • A location to restore the VM from (for example, a Synology NAS).

If you’re interested in creating a Veeam Backup Job, please review the information found here.

** Please keep in mind, this guides applies to my personal home lab environment so please proceed with caution and take the appropriate steps including documentation to ensure you have a successful restore. **

  • I deliberately deleted the VM from my vSphere Inventory:
Delete From Inventory
  • In Veeam Backup & Replication v12, please select the Home view:
Home View
  • Select Backups, followed by Disk node. Right-click the VM you’d like to Restore from a Backup Job, and then select Restore entire VM to launch the Entire VM Restore wizard:
  • Select the VM you’d like to restore from the VM list, then Point followed by your desired restore point:
  • Since I’ll be restoring this VM to its original location, I will select the Restore to the original location option found from the choices below:
Restore to the original location
  • Provide a Reason. 🙂
  • Review the Summary.
  • The VM Restore process:
  • The VM has been restored successfully to my vSphere Inventory:

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