How to restore individual files from a host based backup, block snapshot or replication

Ops Center Protector VMware Application Guide

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It is assumed that a VMware policy that creates host based backups, hardware snapshots or replications has been implemented and that at least one backup, snapshot or replication has been created.

This task describes the steps to follow when restoring specific files from virtual disks (VMDKs), contained within a repository backup, block snapshot or replication, to an existing VM:

  1. Depending on the type of backup, either restore a clone of the VM or mount the VMDK containing the files that are to be restored using one of the following procedures:
  2. Locate the files on the newly mounted or restored VM and copy them to the required location.
  3. Remove the newly restored or mounted VM.