For VMware virtual machines, you can restore full VMs, guest files and folders, or disk files, and you can restore a disk and attach it to an existing VM.
End User Restores
End users can restore VMs either in place or out of place. For this scenario, the VM display name option is the only value the user can change on the Restore options dialog box.
Users can also restore a virtual machine disk to an existing VM. The disks are restored and attached to the destination VM.
If the VM display name is the same as an existing VM on the destination, the restore fails.
Restores You Can Perform
Full virtual machines
Guest files and folders
Attaching disks to an existing virtual machine
Virtual machine files
Backups You Can Use for Restores
The most recent backup: For example, restore the most recent backup to its original location
A backup from a specific date: For example, restore data to a point in time before it became unusable
Backups from a date range: For example, restore data that was accidentally deleted
Destinations You Can Restore To
The current location (in place)
A different VM (out of place)
A guest agent
A different hypervisor (cross-hypervisor restore)