How to restore individual files from a block snapshot or replication

Ops Center Protector Microsoft Hyper-V Application Guide

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It is assumed that a Hyper-V policy that creates hardware snapshots or replications has been implemented and that at least one snapshot or replication has been created. See How to create VM restore points with block snapshots for guidance on how to do this.

Note: Snapshots and replications cannot be used for mount operations if they are currently mounted elsewhere.

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

  1. Mount the virtual disks containing the files that are to be restored using the following procedure:
  2. Locate the files on the newly mounted or restored VM and copy them to the required location.
  3. Unconfigure the mounted virtual disks inside the VM.
  4. Unmount the VM using Protector.