Can you recover files to local computer using Azure virtual machine backup?

Albert L Frausto 21 Reputation points

We need to recover files from an Azure virtual machine backup and are following the directions at but we wanted to know if we can recover the files on our local computer and not on a Azure VM?

More specifically can we run the script on Step 5 to our local computer? The server OS of the Azure VM is 2019 and our local computer OS is Windows 10.

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  1. Vahid Ghafarpour 20,030 Reputation points

    Yes, you can recover the files on your local computer instead of an Azure VM.

    After completing the steps outlined in the Microsoft documentation up to Step 5, you can modify the script provided in Step 5 to restore the files to a local directory on your Windows 10 computer instead of the Azure VM.

    To do so, modify the script to specify a local directory path where you want the recovered files to be saved. For example, you could modify the script to include the following line:

    $destinationPath = "C:\recovered_files"

    Replace "C:\recovered_files" with the directory path where you want the recovered files to be saved on your local computer.

    Then, run the modified script on your Windows 10 computer. The recovered files will be downloaded and saved to the directory specified in the script.

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