VEEAM Backup and Restoration

Backup and restore with VEEAM. First we will do the Backup and the second step will be the Restore. Open the VEEAM and when click on Backup job. For a virtual machine choose Virtual Machine, for a physical machine choose Windows/Linux computer.

  • Choose a name for the backup and click on Next. With this tutorial I’ve choose a Virtual Machine for backup.
  • On the next step, click on Add and a new window will open. You will select from a list with servers the virtual machine that you want to backup. Select the virtual machine and click Add and then Next.
  • Select the path where you want to save the backup, leave it default (if you are OK with the default, or choose a different path) and click Next.
  • Next step is for Guest Processing. Leave it default and click Next.
  • On the Next step when can schedule when the backup will run. If you don’t need any schedule, leave it unchecked and go to the Summary page.
  • Last step with Backup is the Summary. Check every detail and if something is not correct, go back to the previous step. Check the option “Run the job when I click Finish” and then click Finish.
  • After you click Finish, VEEAM will start creating the backup process. You will see a task running. Depending of the size of your virtual machine could take between 5 minutes and 30 minutes.

After the Backup we will do the Restore process. Instead of Backup Job, choose Restore and select Microsoft Hyper-V.

  • Next option is to choose from where you get the backup, restore from a Backup or Replica. Select “from Backup”.
  • Next step is to choose: Entire VM, only some files or only some applications. If you need Entire VM, choose that option and go to the next step.
  • The next step has a few options about restore:
    • Instant VM recovery will restore the full backup, but will not put it into the Production, you need to do another step after the restore is done.
    • Entire VM will restore the full backup and put it back into the Production server. No additional steps after the process is done.
    • VM files restore will restore individual files to a specified location.
    • Restore to Amazon EC2, will restore the VM to a EC2 instance that you are running on AWS.
    • Restore to Microsoft Azure will restore the VM to a virtual machine that you run on Azure.
  • The next step is to choose where you have your backup saved. Click on Add VM and select From Backup.
  • After you click on Add VM, a new window will open and you will see all the backups available and choose the one that you need to restore. Select it and click Add.
  • The VM will show up, just click Next.
  • Next step is for choosing the original location to restore or a different location. Click Next if you restore it the the same location.
  • The next step is Secure Restore, that will scan the selected backup for malware, viruses prior to restore. Leave it unchecked if you are sure your backup is virus free.
  • After you click Next a new window will open up to inform you that the old image will be deleted in order to install the new backup image. Click OK.
  • Last step Summary. Check it before click on Finish, if something is wrong, go back to the Previous step. Also, you can choose to Power on target VM after restoring. You can leave it unchecked and you will power on the VM after the restore is done. Click on Finish.
  • The task for restoring the VM will start, you will see the percentage (look at Status: In progress xx %). If you want you can close the windows, or just leave it open until is done.
  • When the restore is Done, you will see the message “Success”. Now if you didn’t check the box to Power on the VM after restore, you need to manually go into the VM and power it on. The whole process to restore it is finished without any errors. If any errors occur, check the logs from VEEAM.