02-07-2017 07:50 AM
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?
02-07-2017 07:52 AM
Do you mean just that file cannot be recovered individually - or no files? Is /exports raw data perhaps?
02-07-2017 07:58 AM - edited 02-07-2017 07:58 AM
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...
02-07-2017 08:18 AM
yes ubuntu is not listed. But not supportet may not meen not working.
I think it depends on your disklayout and the used filesystems. What are you using.
Single filerestore is limited to ext2/3/4 on LVM2 pure partitions?
02-07-2017 12:32 PM
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.
02-08-2017 02:51 AM
If your OS and filesystem is not listed in Table 12: VMware guest operating systems supported for file-level recovery, then file-level recovery won't work.
No way around that except configuring the VM as a normal client.