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Restore VHD file using Backup Exec 2010 R2

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I need to restore some files that are on a VHD attached to a Hyper-V VM. The files are on the "E" drive, and the Backup job simply backs up the entire VHD for each server.

I want to restore the VHD to a different location and attach it to a server so I can get the specific files off of it; however when I try to run a restore job I get this error:

"The job failed with the following error: The restore job cannot continue because the virtual machine is running or is powered on. Check the job properties, or power off the virtual machine, and then run the job again."

I enabled File Redirection, which I assumed would place the VHD file in that location, but apparently that is incorrect as what I gleam from the error message is that Backup Exec is trying to restore over the existing VHD for the "E" drive on that server.

What is the proper way to go about doing this?

Thanks.
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setasoujiro earned 500 total points
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file redirection does only apply to "files"
i'm not to sure about hyper-v , but for vmware there is a special menu in the left pane of the restore job wizard. there you can specify another host etc...
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Thanks setasoujiro. I enabled Hyper-V redirection and the restore is in progress. I didn't think Hyper-V redirection was necessary since this wasn't an actual VM, but rather just an additional hard drive attached to a VM. It looks like the restore will take a few hours, so I'll leave this open until then just in case.
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Hyper-V Redirection allowed me to recover the VHD to a different server and mount it to recover the files. Thanks for the suggestion!
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no problem
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