VMware recovery requirements

You can recover the whole VMware machines as a working unit, one of its disks or individual files and folders from a disk.

If you choose to restore files and folders from a virtual disk, there are some additional requirements:

  • The Virtual Drive tool is installed and running
  • The file system on the computer where Backup Manager is installed must support the file systems in the virtual machine that is being recovered (for example, NTFS or FAT). This is necessary to be able to expand the contents of the virtual disks


Instructions on restoring data from this data source can be found on Recovering data in Backup Manager.