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Mounting volumes from a backup in Cloud Backup

When disk-level backups are mounted into volumes, you can access the volumes as though accessing physical disks. The volumes are mounted by the program in the read-only mode.

Below is a list of requirements needed in mounting volumes:

  • This function is available only by using File Explorer in Windows.
  • Agent for Windows must be installed on the machine where the mount operation is to be performed.
  • The Windows version that the machine is running must support the backed-up file system.
  • The backups must be stored in a local folder, on a network share (SMB/CIFS), or in the Secure Zone.

Mounting Volumes

Here’s how to mount a volume from a backup:

  1. Open File Explorer and browse to your backup’s location.
  2. Double-click the backup file, with the file name based on the following template:
    <machine name> - <backup plan GUID>
  3. If the backup file is encrypted, enter the encryption password. Otherwise, skip this step.
    File Explorer will now display the backup’s recovery points.
  4. Double-click the recovery point. File Explorer will now display the backed-up volumes.

    Tip: Double-click a volume to browse its content and copy backed-up files/folders to any folder on the file system.

  5. Right-click a volume to mount then click Mount in read-only mode.
  6. Provide access credentials if the backup is stored on a network share. Otherwise, skip this step.
    The software will now mount the selected volume, assigning the first unused letter to the said volume.

Congratulations! You have now successfully mounted volumes from a backup in Cloud Backup.

Unmounting Volumes

Here’s how to unmount a volume from a backup:

  1. Open File Explorer and browse to Computer or This PC for Windows 8.1 and later.
  2. Right-click the mounted volume then click Unmount. The software will now unmount the selected volume.

Congratulations! You have now successfully unmounted volumes from a backup in Cloud Backup.

If you want to know how to create a backup using Cloud Backup, click here.

If you want to know what Secure Zone is and how to create it using Cloud Backup, click here.

If you want to know how to create a System State backup using Cloud Backup, click here.

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