Veeam Backup 3.1 and File Level Restore


After the installation of Veeam Backup 3.1 a  new icon will be installed on your desktop. The icon is called Veeam File Level Restore.


So what does the Veeam File Level Restore do? I got this from the help file:

The Veeam File Level Restore wizard is intended for performing restore of VM guest files and folders from image-level backups created with Veeam Backup 3.1.

At restoring VM guest files, Veeam Agents are deployed on the target localhost/Linux-based server and the source host — a local machine running Windows OS.  To mount the VM file system, the Veeam File Level Restore wizard uses the virtual appliance image that copied to your computer at the installation process. Once the restore job is completed, the virtual machine file system is displayed in the file browser window. You can copy necessary files and folders to your local machine drive or save them anywhere within the network.

To install the Veeam File Level Restore wizard, run the setup file from the downloaded archive and follow the installation wizard steps.

To parse the VM disks content, the Veeam File Level Restore wizard uses VMware player that is launched as soon as you start restoring files from a VM. Please make sure that VMware Player is installed on your computer – otherwise the wizard will not be able to perform file-level restore operation.

De following file systems are supported by the File Level Restore Plugin:


You can download the VMware Player here:

In the rest of this post you will see the screenshots of the new File Level Restore wizard.

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