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Want to read VBK on non-Veeam system

Post by GabesVirtualWorld » Jun 17, 2011 9:09 am

Hi

Application vendor wants to test an issue that is occurring in his application running in a VM on our site. He needs a copy quite some data inside the VM and I thought I send him the VBK file from the last backup. He would than only need to mount the VBK file on his Windows desktop, see the directories and files and copy them out of the backup.

Is this possible? I read about the extract utility but that extracts the vmx, vmdk, etc. I would like him to be able to mount the VBK read only.

Or is the only option to install Veeam trail on their system?

Gabrie

Alexey D.

Re: Want to read VBK on non-Veeam system

Post by Alexey D. » Jun 17, 2011 9:45 am

Hello Gabrie,

Yes, you can use our extract utility and then use Vmware DiskMount (or any other similar tool) to mount .vmdk file as a regular Windows drive. In this case, no need to install B&R console.

Does it work for you?

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Re: Want to read VBK on non-Veeam system

Post by GabesVirtualWorld » Jun 17, 2011 10:38 am

Alexey D. wrote:Hello Gabrie,

Yes, you can use our extract utility and then use Vmware DiskMount (or any other similar tool) to mount .vmdk file as a regular Windows drive. In this case, no need to install B&R console.

Does it work for you?
That is what I came up with too and will work for now. Ideally though I wouldnt want to first extract the vbk file and do like you do with Guest File level restore, just mount the vbk on the Veeam Server.

Gabrie

Alexey D.

Re: Want to read VBK on non-Veeam system

Post by Alexey D. » Jun 17, 2011 11:24 am

Since .vbk is a proprietary format, there's no way to shorten the path.
Or, just install a trial version of B&R on your vendor's machine (as you suggested), should also work smoothly.

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