You can restore files and folders from an Azure virtual machine backup.
Consider the following information:
You can back up virtual machines configured with Azure unmanaged and managed disks. From these backups, you can restore full virtual machines and restore guest files and folders.
For Linux proxy, you can perform live browse and restore files from streaming and backup copy jobs only.
You can restore guest files and folders from IntelliSnap backup jobs with a Windows proxy configuration, but not with Linux proxy configurations.
Commvault indexes guest files and folders of Windows and Linux virtual machines on Azure streaming and IntelliSnap backup copies.
Before You Begin
If a passkey is configured for restores, you must have the passkey.
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.
For files stored on Windows Storage Spaces, you can perform a live browse to view and restore guest files and folders, with the following considerations:
The VSA proxy or the MediaAgent that is used for the live browse must be running Windows Server 2012 or a more recent version.
You cannot simultaneously browse two cloned VMs that use the same storage space information.
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 to restore files or folders.
The Restore page appears.
To choose a different MediaAgent or source copy for the restore, do the following:
In the upper-right corner of the page, click Settings.
The Settings dialog box appears.
Configure the following options:
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 content to restore, and then click Restore.
The Restore options dialog box appears.
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 client list.
To restore to a different proxy:
Change the value in the Destination client box to use a different proxy.
Note Only proxies with the file system agent installed are available to select.
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 accountThe 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.
Click Submit to run the restore job.