We are backing up a linux server using a VMware policy type. The option "Enable file recovery from VM backup" is enabled. But we are not able to recover files in the folder /exports.
If we restore the vmdk all the files are available, but we would like to restore the files indivudually without having to restore the whole vmdk.
Anyone have any idea?
Yes, the files cannot be recovered individually. (And I cannot see any files in the folder /exports)
But I think I found why, looks like my OS is not supported for that kind of restore.
https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000006177 I'm using Ubuntu Linux and it's not listed as compatible for individual file restore...
As @tunix2k said: Not supported, does not mean won't work.
As an example, I did some testing for Ubuntu Linux (VM) and everything worked fine except when I tried to restore a file from Ubuntu 14.04 backup image to a RHEL 7 VM. The restored file had no issues but the job did not exit with status 0. I opened a case with support and they said that kind of restore were not supported (read guaranteed to work).
So, provide more details about your VMs and storage and maybe some can help you out.