I'm trying to restore single files from VDP backup of linux machines (vSphere Data Protection Linux File Level Restore - VMware vSphere Blog).
Everything is at the most recent release. When I try to mount the backup in the flash client (https://VDP_APPLIANCE:8543/flr) I get this error:
Failed to get disks: Failed to determine the partition type. Verify that all the disks on the VM have valid/supported partitions
I tried with nodes with various disk structures, but the error is always the same:
NAME FSTYPE LABEL UUID MOUNTPOINT sda ├─sda1 ext4 749c6053-e217-4446-a753-bcfdc426df8c / ├─sda2 swap b82985f9-e84f-41f3-8a29-9424bc14d513 [SWAP] └─sda3 ext4 c0d3298e-e1bc-4e67-beef-c18176965959 /tmp sr0
NAME FSTYPE LABEL UUID MOUNTPOINT sda └─sda1 xfs 8b6d50d8-cfb8-4020-bfe8-3be977eba7c9 /boot sdb └─sdb1 LVM2_member DohVGH-Nz0v-6LQq-Kjn7-VDRJ-yGfh-9jv7LP ├─vglocal-root xfs c5999e7e-4711-4fbb-a166-0fe81594233f / └─vglocal-swap swap 10ad0584-2a34-4cce-9007-11dece9c1c84 [SWAP] sr0
NAME FSTYPE LABEL UUID MOUNTPOINT fd0 sda ├─sda1 xfs 5e350928-01d7-43b9-b325-ecad28742610 /boot └─sda2 LVM2_member 3jZTd6-ic0Z-u8vZ-s7Qq-ZRa5-kvBg-Kimgfq ├─centos-root xfs 6c10a246-9514-4491-a7fd-a74861638507 / └─centos-swap swap fb55c267-2440-4b4d-9671-de8d295cf121 [SWAP] sr0
VDP manual says that at least ext4 (first try) should be supported. By the way, is it possible that XFS (the default RedHat filesystem) is not supported at all?
Thank you very much!
I understood that is not possible:
It seems that File Level Restore is actually a Windows-only feature, not supporting even ext4 nor any disk with more than one partition.