Find Data (Search)

Use this tab to specify the file, directory, or object name for the find operation. All options described in this topic may not be available; only options that are relevant to the operation being performed are displayed in the tab.


Use the space to specify the name or wildcard pattern of the file, directory, or object to find.

The following list provides details of supported wildcard characters:

  • The Active Directory iDataAgent does not support the use of wildcard expressions.
  • For Windows, NetWare, Unix, SharePoint Document and NAS NDMP iDataAgents, ProxyHost and File Archiver Agents see Wildcards (File System).
  • For Lotus Notes Document iDataAgent, see Wildcards (Lotus Notes Document).

Subject, From, To

Use these spaces to specify the message or item, or the wildcard pattern of the message or item to find. The check-box specifies whether the find operation searches the specified pattern in these fields. Clear the check-box if you not want to search by a particular criteria.

Note that for non-message file types, the Subject field will search for the filename and the To field will search for the creator of the file. For a list of supported wildcards supported by the Exchange Mailbox, Public Folder  iDataAgents, Exchange Compliance Archiver, and the Exchange Mailbox/Public Folder Archiver Agents, see Wildcards (Exchange).

Show Every n Message

Use this space to type a new setting for a sample of matching messages. For example, to view every fourth message that matches the specified criteria, type 4.

Look in

Use the space to specify a path/mailbox to narrow the search. For the ProxyHost iDataAgent, use this space to specify a backup set.

Backup Set

Lists the available backup sets or archive sets that you want search. To change the selection, click one from the list. The find operation searches the specified backup set or archive set for the specified name or pattern.

Find Now

Starts the find operation.


Stops the find operation.

View Selections

Click to display all selected items from the search results.

Save To File

Click to save the search results to a file on the client computer.

Display Pane

Displays the results of the search. You can use this pane to recover or retrieve an object or range of objects by right-clicking the objects and then selecting the appropriate recover option.