Article ID: 120753, created on Mar 26, 2014, last review on Jun 17, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo 6.0
  • Virtuozzo containers for Windows 4.6
  • Virtual Automation


Is it possible to browse/restore separate files or folders from the Virtual Machine/Ploop Container backup using PVA or command line?


Starting from Parallels Cloud Server 6.0 Update 7 it is possible to attach backup as a block device to the Virtual Machines and Ploop Containers in order to restore separate files and folders.

This feature was implemented in scope of PSBM-21999.

To read the contents of a Virtual Machine or Ploop Container backup, you can attach it to a Virtual Machine or Ploop Container as a virtual hard disk.

# prlctl set <$VE_NAME> --backup-add <$BACKUP_UUID> --disk <$DISK_NAME.hdd.tib>

For more detailed instructions for Virtual Machines and Ploop Containers refer to User`s Guide :

Attaching Backups to Virtual Machines and Containers

Detaching Backups from Virtual Machines and Containers

Feature request PVA-34140 (request to implement backup browse and selective restore for VM via PVA), will be implemented in future updates of the product.

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