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Restoring From Veeam Backups on Redhat/CentOS 6 & 7

This is a short HowTo explaining the process of restoring files from backups previously created with Veeam. Note that the repository must be accessible – obviously.

List previous backups:

veeamconfig backup list

Show the list of restore points that are available to restore files from:

# Where 'BackupID' is derived from the 'veeamconfig backup list' command.
veeamconfig point list --backupid BackupID

Mount the restore point:

# Where 'OIB-ID' is derived from the above command.
# Where '/mnt/efs' is there the Veeam backups are located.
veeamconfig point mount --id OIB-ID --mountdir /mnt/efs

TIP: The above command will output a ‘Session ID’ which we will need later when un-mounting the backups.

Find and restore files:

# Find where the files are mounted.
df -h
# Copy files from the backups to the local system.
# Where '/mnt/efs/FileLevelBackup_0/' is derived from the 'df -h' command.
# Where '/etc/resolv.conf' is the file i want to restore.
# Where '/tmp/' is where i want the restored file to go. 
cp /mnt/efs/FileLevelBackup_0/etc/resolv.conf /tmp/

Un-mount the backups:

# Where 'SessionID' is derived from the 'veeamconfig point mount ...' command earlier. 
veeamconfig session stop --id SessionID

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