Veeam and Restoring files when Dedup is on

Posted by robd on April 09, 2016

Doing a FLR (File Level Restore) of a file that is on a deduped VM is only possible if the system running VB&R is installed on an identical or higher OS that has dedupe enabled. Meaning you can only restore a file which is on a Win2012 deduped volume if Veeam is also on Win2012 or 2012 R2 with dedupe enabled. You can’t restore a file from a Win2012 R2 volume if Veeam is installed on a Win2012 because the dedupe driver is different in R2. It is enough to install the Deduplication Role Service, as long as the service is running on the Veeam server file level restores will work.

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