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Searching for Virtual Machine Files

You can search within a VM or instance to find a specific file to restore or download from the most recent indexed backup.

Procedure

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

    The Virtual machines tab appears.

  2. On the Virtual machines tab, click in the search box in the top right corner, and then enter a search string for the VMs that you are searching for (you can use UNIX-style regular expressions), and then press Enter.
  3. Click a VM that has indexed files.

    The details page for the VM appears.

  4. Click the search box in the upper right corner, enter a search string for the files that you are searching for (you can use UNIX-style regular expressions), and then press Enter.

    The Search page displays search results.

    Note:

    • The following folders on the default drive (for example, C:) are excluded from search results. If the folders are located on a non-default drive (for example, E:), then they will be included in search results.
      • Program Files
      • Program Files (x86)
      • Windows
      • ProgramData
    • You can sort results by clicking on column headings.
    • The left side of the page displays File Type and Size facets that enable you to filter the search results.
  5. Click in the search box again to select options that modify the search, as follows:
    • Filename: Search for files that include the search string in the file name.
    • File Type: Select one of the following options to return files of the selected type:
      • Audio
      • Executable
      • Image
      • Office
      • System
      • Video
    • Modified: Select one of the following options to find files within the specified time range:
      • Today
      • Yesterday
      • This Week
      • This Month
      • This Year
      • Last Week
      • Last Month
      • Last Year
      • Time Range
    • Include Folders: Select this option to include folders in the results.
  6. Click Search to repeat the search with the modified criteria.
  7. Select an item in the search results and then click one of the following options:

Note:

  • You cannot download or restore files from a backup copy on tape.
  • After searching for virtual machine files, you can download or restore only one file at a time.

Last modified: 8/10/2020 3:07:11 PM