can you restore a Veam backup created from an ESXi server to a HYper-v?

Hi, I was wondering if there was a way to use Veam Backup and restore to backup from an ESXi server and restore to a Hyper-V system.

Thanks all.
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
No. They are different platforms.

However, you can migrate the VM from VMware to Hyper-V with several converting tools, e.g. Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (

So the solution might be to restore the VM to VMware, convert it and migrate to Hyper-V.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
other than use Restore to different hardware, which will then convert it!

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DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
Hi Hellow there, I tried that it told me that converting from a vmware system was not supported.

Andrew, I didn't see that choice in the restore options.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you have Veeam Agent ?

This was written before Veeam changes it's name...

HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
I have the free version of 9.5, can the free version do it?
DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
Love the article, Andrew, can't wait to read more of them.  Questions

You mentioned in the article, the backup image was an iso, Veam made a vbk file.

2nd question, in the article you were restoring to an ESXi server, can i do the same with the HyperV box?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
My Article states the FREE VERSION

You can restore to ANYTHING

Nope, the Backup is created with Veeam Free Agent it's a VBK, and they are the same format....

The ISO is the Recovery Media!
DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
OK coolio, one last thing I was trying to find the link to all your articles, can I get a hint on that?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks all, that Is what I was looking for
Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Apologies, I know this is closed, but I saw this question come in the other day, and I dropped it on my list of things to work though. As Andrew has previously pointed out (above) with Veaam B&R the only way to do this is with an agent based backup.

Veeam: Restore/Migrate vSphere VM to Hyper-V

I think the free endpoint protection uses the same agent, every days a school day :)

DanOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks Pete
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