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PS restore of a Hyper-V folder

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Not sure if I reached the correct forum here but wondering if there is something in the works to enhance the powershell capabilities in Hyper V

Any updates on possibility of getting a PowerShell command to restore a windows folder from backup? The start-vbrwindowsfilerestore command just mounts the backup image to the c:\veeamflr folder for access to copy files off of it. I would like to get the benefits seem from the gui when copying a folder in a PowerShell command that would do the same thing.

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Re: PS restore of a Hyper-V folder

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Hello,
and welcome to the forums. For powershell questions, you are right in the powershell forum :-)

It seems that you are looking for windows file restore (which is independent from the hypervisor).

I guess example 2 (Start-VBRWindowsGuestItemRestore) is doing exactly what you are asking for: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... ml?ver=100

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Re: PS restore of a Hyper-V folder

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Thank you Hannes!

One more point of clarification. Example 2 will work in a Hyper V despite the doucmentation referencing VMware specifc parameters (Resource Pools)

Thank you!

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Re: PS restore of a Hyper-V folder

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Also- Is there anyway to restore the folder to any location other than just the orignial backup location?

Thank you in advance for the assistance here!

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Re: PS restore of a Hyper-V folder

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No, the 'Start-VBRWindowsGuestItemRestore' cmdlet will only let you restore to the original location with the option to keep or overwrite the existing data.
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Re: PS restore of a Hyper-V folder

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Hello,
the resource pool is optional. I see no reason for your scenario to mount the backup to the virtual infrastructure.

I would go with the local mount
This cmdlet mounts the disks of the backed up VM(s) to the Veeam backup server or other server in your virtual infrastructure.
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