How to recover files and folder from MARS based Azure Backup and download them locally to a server?

Carlos A. Barrera 0 Reputation points

We use the Azure Backup MARS agent to backup files and folders from our local servers. How do I recover those files and folders and download them locally to a machine onsite?

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  1. SadiqhAhmed-MSFT 38,736 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Carlos A. Barrera Thank you for reaching out to the Microsoft Q&A platform. Happy to answer your question.

    From the details shared in the post, I understand that you want to download MARS agent backup files and folders to a local computer.

    You cannot directly download the files and folder to your local computer. However, you can always restore MARS agent backups to another server and is called alternate machine restore.

    Important Notes:

    • Please note that the alternate server you will be restoring to is running same or later version of the windows as source machine.
    • Backups can't be restored to a target machine that's running an earlier version of the operating system. For example, a backup taken from a Windows 7 computer can be restored on a Windows 7 (or later) computer. A backup taken from a Windows 10 computer can't be restored to a Windows 7 computer.
    • Make sure you install MARS agent on the alternate server and register it to the same recovery services vault as the original server in azure.
    • Make sure you have the backup encryption passphrase for the restore on alternate machine.

    The option you would select during restore is "Another Server" as shown in the below screenshot.


    Please find the detailed document by following the link Use Instant Restore to restore data to an alternate machine.

    Hope this helps. Please reply if you have any further questions in this matter.

    If the response helped, do "Accept Answer" and up-vote it

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