Before you proceed with the Granular Restore, make sure the following dependencies are fulfilled on the restore machine. Failure to do so may cause the granular restore to fail.
1). Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86) / (x64)
2). Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows
3). Microsoft Security Advisory 3033929 (for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2)
The Mount virtual disks automatically option is selected by default. If the guest VM contains a multiple virtual disks and you only require the restore of files from a single or certain virtual disk(s), then unselect this option to speed up the virtual disk mounting. Otherwise, granular restore will connect and mount all available virtual disks and this process could take longer.
This selection defines the duration when the granular restore session will be disconnected if there is no response from the mounted virtual machine.
If in doubt or unsure about the guest VM size or network stability, it is recommended to use Unlimited.
Click Next to proceed when you are done with the selection.
5. The following screen will be shown when you perform Granular Restore for a backup set on this machine for the first time only. Make sure you click Install to confirm starting the installation of the drivers on this machine. Clicking No will exit the restore process.
Please wait as the process could take some time depending on the size of the virtual disk, network bandwidth, and storage location.
Otherwise, all the virtual disks will be automatically mounted.
There are two options to restore individual files from here.
This method allows you to use the file explorer in CloudBacko Pro to browse through the files from the mounted virtual disk and select files you wish to restore.
Some system folder(s) / file(s) (e.g. System Volume Information) are only shown in the CloudBacko Pro File Explorer and will not be restored, therefore, those folder(s) / file(s) will not be shown in the mapped drive shown in step iv below.
This method allows you to browse through the files from the mounted virtual disk through the Windows File Explorer on the machine where you have CloudBacko Pro installed on.
Granular Restore of VMware backup sets performed using Windows File Explorer will not generate restore log on CloudBacko Pro.
Viewing the files directly is enabled only if the source application is already installed on the machine. i.e. “MS Word” must have already been installed for viewing the “.doc” file.
Due to the limitation of the virtual file system library, the mounted virtual disks will only be unmounted from your machine when you exit CloudBacko Pro.