You can restore guest files and folders from instance backups to a physical machine or an instance. You can only restore files or folders to the source instance if a file system agent is installed on the source VM.
To restore files from a Linux instance, deploy a File Recovery Enabler for Linux (FREL). The FREL instance must meet the following requirements:
Oracle Linux 8.4
Oracle Linux 8.5
Virtual Server Agent and MediaAgent packages installed
For more information, see the following pages:
Before You Begin
If a passkey is configured for restores, you must have the passkey.
If you want to restore data using a specific MediaAgent and/or copy, review the information in MediaAgent and Copy Precedence Considerations for Virtualization Restores.
From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Virtualization.
The Virtual machines page appears.
On the Hypervisors tab, click the hypervisor.
The hypervisor page appears.
In the VM groups area, click Restore for the VM group that contains the virtual machine.
The Select restore type page appears.
Select Guest files and folders.
The Restore page appears.
To choose a different MediaAgent or source copy for the restore, on the top right corner of the page, click Settings.
The Settings dialog box appears.
Configure the following options, and then click Save:
MediaAgent: Allow the Commvault software to select a MediaAgent or specify a MediaAgent:
Automatic: By default, the Commvault software selects the MediaAgent for the restore operation based on availability and environment.
To restore data using a specific MediaAgent, from the list, select a MediaAgent.
Source: Allow the Commvault software to select the copy of backup data or specify the copy:
Automatic: By default, the restore operation searches for the requested data in the primary copy and selects a different copy if the data is not found in the primary copy.
To restore from a specific copy of backup data, from the list, select a backup copy.
Select the data to restore, and then click Restore.
The Restore options dialog box appears.
Specify the destination for recovered files.
To restore in place, leave the value in the Destination client list.
To restore to a different proxy:
Change the value in the Destination client box to use a different proxy.
Optional: 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; but 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.
For the Destination path box, type a full path or click Browse to select a destination folder.
To delete an existing file and replace it with the restored file, select Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists.