Restoring Guest Files and Folders for GCP

You can restore files and folders from a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) instance to a specified destination (VSA proxy). You can restore guest files and folders from a streaming backup only.

Before You Begin

  • Use different VM groups for UNIX and Windows VMs. You cannot browse and restore files for both operating systems in the same job.

  • To restore UNIX files for ext2, ext3, ext4, XFS, JFS, HFS, HFS Plus, and Btrfs file systems, configure the hypervisor to use the File Recovery Enabler for Linux.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Virtualization.

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. On the Hypervisors tab, click the hypervisor.

    The hypervisor page appears.

  3. On the VM groups tab, in the row for the VM group, click the action button action_button , and then click Restore.

    The Select restore type page appears.

  4. To restore from a specific copy of backup data, in the upper-right corner of the page, click Settings, and then from the Source list, select the copy.

    If you leave select Automatic selected, the restore operation searches for the requested data in the primary copy, and automatically selects a different copy if the data is not found in the primary copy.

  5. Select Guest files.

    The Restore page appears.

  6. Select the content to restore, and then click Restore.

    The Restore to dialog box appears.

  7. Specify the destination for recovered files.

    By default, files are restored to the proxy that performed the backup.

    • To restore in place, leave the value in the Destination list.

    • To restore to a different proxy, do the following:

      1. From the Destination list, select the proxy to restore the data to.

      2. To use the Impersonate user option, type the host name and credentials for the new destination.

        By default, the Local System account on the destination client is used to perform the restore operation. You can use the Impersonate user option to provide credentials for another user account.

        The user must have permissions to create files in the specified location on the destination.

      3. In the Path box, enter the path to restore the data to.

  8. To delete existing files and replace them with restored files, move the Overwrite if it already exists toggle key to the right.

  9. Click Submit.