This method can be used to restore any files from any file system, which helps bypass limitations of Windows FLR and multi-OS FLR.
Instant Recovery for VMware does not require pre-allocating disk space on any datastore. The vPower directory specified in the repository settings is presented directly to the ESXi host as an NFS datastore. Instant recovery can usually be accomplished in a matter of minutes, but recovery of large VMs from deduplicating storage can sometimes take over an hour.
Instant Recovery can also be used to recover files in Hyper-V. However, Instant Recovery for Hyper-V will pre-allocate the entire size of the virtual disks.