Extracting a full backup file for one VM?

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Extracting a full backup file for one VM?

Veeam Logoby wa15 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:10 pm

Hello fellow admins!
I have a full backup file which contains many VMs. I have a need to extract just one VM's backup (preferably in .vbk format) from this full backup which contains many VMs. I know I can copy the entire .vbk but given that it's a large file which contains many VMs, I would like to see if I can just extract one VM. Is this a possibility?
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Re: Extracting a full backup file for one VM?

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:20 pm

Hello Farshid,
That`s not possible as 1-step option because backup data is deduplicated with other VM`s backup.
The best way to achieve your goal is to restore VM from the desired restore point and backup (or Veeam ZIP) it.
Thanks!
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Re: Extracting a full backup file for one VM?

Veeam Logoby wa15 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:48 pm

Good to know, thanks!!
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Re: Extracting a full backup file for one VM?

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:08 am

If you want to extract the latest VM state, then, you might want to leverage backup copy job. Thanks.
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