Limitations of vSphere Data Protection (VDP) File Level Restore (FLR)
Limitations of VDP FLR

FLR operations result in failure if you are using an older version of VMware Tools. Ensure to install the latest version of VMware Tools in the target virtual machines.
These virtual disk configurations are not supported by FLR:
Unformatted disks
Dynamic disks
GUID Partition Table (GPT) disks
Ext4 filesystems
FAT16 filesystems
FAT32 filesystems
Extented partitions
Virtual disk with more than one partition
Two or more virtual disks mapped to a single partition
Encrypted partitions
Compressed partitions

ACLs are not restored in FLR.
Symbolic Links cannot be restored or browsed.
You cannot restore more than 5000 folders or files in the same operation.
In logical volumes managed by LVM:
One physical volume (.vmdk) must be mapped exactly to one logical volume.
Only ext2 and ext3 formatting are supported.

When partitions are created, the lower ordered indices must be filled first. You cannot create a single partition and place it in the partition index 2,3, or 4. The single partition must be at partition index 1.

For more information, see the File Level Restore Limitations section in the vSphere Data Protection Administration Guide.


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