veeam 9.5 clone vm

I am running trial of Veeam 9.5 and have a backup of a vm that i want to clone and have a duplicate copy so i can look at a few things.  I do not want to restore it.  I cant seem to find the option to make a Clone. I look under backup and replication.

Is it not possible to make a cloned of a back up in 9.5?
Leigh KalbliAsked:
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Ajay ChananaMCSE-2003/08|RHCSA| VCP5/6 |vExpert2018Commented:
Clone is ususally on the VMware side,  you cannot have run the VM on veemitself, you have to restore the VM anyhow but you can restore it with different name or datastore. this way you can have clone of you VM. also register the VM with differenet name and remove it from network.

i hope that helps.
Leigh KalbliAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the reply. So to clarify, i can restore the veeam backup with a new name and it wull not replace the original correct?

Ci am looking for specific instructions too.  i cannot loose the current virtual machine at this point and need to get some data off a back up.
Ajay ChananaMCSE-2003/08|RHCSA| VCP5/6 |vExpert2018Commented:
check the below link.

Full VM recovery enables you to recover a VM from a backup file to its original or another location

when you are restoring on another location it will never write on original location
Leigh KalbliAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the link.  after reading so i understand, i must restore to a different location and name it otherwise it will turn off and delete the original source?

"When you restore a VM to its original location, the primary VM is automatically turned off and deleted before the restore. "
Ajay ChananaMCSE-2003/08|RHCSA| VCP5/6 |vExpert2018Commented:
You may mark this question as closed now.

Have a good day !
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
CLONE is a vSphere function, right click the VM, and select CLONE.
Dariusz TykaICT Infrastructure Specialist Senior Commented:
You can also restore to the same location but with different VM name. So you need to choose 'Restore to a new location, or with different settings' and then point Veeam the same ESXi host but you need to remember to change VM name in 'Restored VM name' filed as per this link (if you intend to use Instant recovery for testing):

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