When restoring files that were originally backed up from a VMware VM backup, you may see and error in the message logs stating the following:

  • Restore Failure: Error(s) occurred while running the necessary scripts to complete restore. The scripts have been left on the target VM’s TEMP location and may be re-run locally.
  • Restore Warning(s): The scripts required to complete the restore didn’t successfully run” Action=”substitute”

These messages indicate that the files were restored, however the script that’s ran to set the file permissions after restoring the files, either ran into an error or failed to run.

You can try to manually run the script again or set the permissions on the files restored manully.