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How to recover VMWare virtual machine

If a VM fails, you can restore it from a backup file. You can restore a single VM or multiple VMs to the original or new location.

In this section, you will learn how to restore a VM to the original location. For more information on how to restore the VM to another location, see Restoring Entire VM in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

VMWare virtual machine recovery process

Before you restore a VM from a backup, consider the following:

  • 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.

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