You can restore guest files and folders from virtual machine backups to a physical or virtual machine. You can only restore files or folders to the source VM if a file system agent is installed on the source VM.
When restoring files from a Linux VM, the File Recovery Enabler specified for the hypervisor is used to recover files.
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. The VM groups area displays summary information for any existing VM groups.
On the VM groups tab, in the row for the VM group, click the action button , and then click Restore.
The Select restore type page appears.
Select Guest files.
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.
In the left pane, expand the list, and then in the right pane, select the objects you want to restore:
To browse the contents inside an item, under Name, click the item.
To return to a higher level of the hierarchy, for data such as files, folders, and disks, above the right pane, in the path list, click an item.
In the upper-right area of the page, a message indicates which backup data is displayed. Click the down arrow, and then select any of the following options:
Show latest backups: Display data only for the most recent backups.
Show backups as of a specific date: Display data only up to the date you specify.
Show backups for a date range: Display data only within the date range you specify.
In the Restore options dialog box, 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.
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.