You can recover VM guest files from snapshots, which you can then manually restore to any destination of your choice.

Note:

For Linux distributions, EXT3 and EXT4 are the only supported file systems for guest file download. Disks managed with Logical volume manager are not supported for guest file download and recovery.

Procedure

  1. From the left navigation, select Virtual Machines.
  2. If you have more than one cloud file system, select one from the upper left of the list. If you have deployed only one cloud file system, it is already selected.
  3. In the text box, you can search for specific VMs using VM name patterns (except for exclusion patterns). By default, the search text box uses the * wildcard to search for VMs across all snapshots.
  4. Decide which VM to recover files from, and then click the Recover guest files button next to the VM.
  5. In the Recover guest files dialog box, the most recent snapshot of the VM is selected. (If you select a VM snapshot from a protection group list, then that snapshot is the one selected.) To select a different snapshot, click the left or right arrow, or click the Use different snapshot button.
  6. In the Recover guest files dialog box, you can select files from the list of Available files and folders. Click the down arrow to download individual files or folders. When you click the down arrow after selecting a file or folder, the ZIP package downloads immediately.
    Click the down arrow to download individual files. Click the right arrow to download multiple files.
  7. To download multiple files, click the right arrow to select multiple files. After you have selected files for download, click the Create ZIP file button to start the download.
    Once files are selected for download, click the Create ZIP file button to start the download.
  8. After the ZIP file downloads, click the Close button. Your user must have file-level permissions to unzip the package.
  9. To access a URL for the guest file package, select Monitor > Tasks.
  10. Find the guest file download task in the list. To filter the list, select the Protection filter.
  11. From the menu at the far right of the task entry, right-click the download icon and select Copy Link Address.