Note: Ensure that you are running version 8.16 or newer.

This command-line interface tool allows you to easily export VHDX/VMDK files from your local backup set without the need to restore the entire Virtual Machine.

You can follow the steps below in order to run this tool:

  1. Ensure that you are running this where the main installation of Altaro VM Backup is running.

  2. Open an instance of Command Prompt (Run as Administrator) and change directory to C:\Program Files\Altaro\Altaro Backup\

  3. Run DiskExtractor.exe

  4. As soon as you run it, you will be prompted to provide a backup location.

    The backup location must be a locally connected disk, iSCSI or a Network Path. Altaro Offsite Servers or Cloud Backup Locations (Azure, Amazon S3 or Wasabi) are not supported.

    Point to the folder above the AltaroV7 or AltaroV7S folder.

    If you enter a Network Path, you will be prompted to enter the credentials.

  5. The VMs within that backup location will now be listed. Input your choice and proceed:

  6. The list of restorable versions will be listed for the selected VM. Input your preferred choice and proceed:

  7. The list of available VHDX/VMDK files will be listed for that specific backup version. Here you can restore more than one virtual disk by making use of a delimiter (;). So if you would like to restore disk 1 and 3 simply input 1;3.

  8. Finally, enter the restore location you would like to use. The location needs to be a locally connected disk or iSCSI:

  9. You will get progress listed and upon successful/failed restore you will be notified:

    If needed, logs are located here: C:\ProgramData\Altaro\AltaroBackupProfile\Logs\DiskRestore