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How to restore from .VIB files

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I'm new to Veeam backup software. Currently evaluating the enterprise plus edition for our company.

Here is our setup:

VMWare Esxi 5.5 host ( 1 vm)
Veeam v8 BR software
Setup a forward incremental backup ( 4 restores )
Backup ran fine for 3 days , it generated the following files

.VBK ( 4GB file) ( day 1 )
.VIB file ( day 2 )
.VIB file ( day 3 )
.VIB file ( day 4 )

Now took the backup disk to a different network/server. Installed v8 free edition.
To restore from the above backups, none of the files will open except .VBK
When I double that .VBK file it opens Veeam software and I'm able to restore the VM
to a new ESXi host. When I open the VM, I see data as on "day 1" only.

1) How to get the data from .VIB files ( day 2-4) into the current restored VM ?

I tried the same scenario using reverse incremental backups. Same thing happened after
the restoration, all I see is data from day 1.


Am I missing some basics here. Please help. Are the initial backups setup wrong. All I want is
to see data from day 4 when I restore to another host.

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Re: How to restore from .VIB files

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You need to import the backup chain into Veeam B&R console to be able to restore from any of the restore points in it.

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Re: How to restore from .VIB files

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Thanks for the quick reply.


So until we "rescan the backup repository" at the restore site we cannot restore
from the backup increment files ?

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Re: How to restore from .VIB files

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Do you have VIB files in the same directory/folder as the VBK file you're trying to import?

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Re: How to restore from .VIB files

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Yes both .VIB and .VBK files are in same directory

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Re: How to restore from .VIB files

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You need to "register" the chain in the product, this is done upon importing the backup (or rescanning the repository, which also performs import).

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Re: How to restore from .VIB files

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Got it, thanks

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