Recovery Options for All Selected Items (General)

Use this dialog box to control how the specified data is to be recovered. This dialog box is also used for selecting options related to scheduled or non-scheduled search and recovery operations. Note that all the options described in this help may not be available and only the options displayed in the dialog box are applicable to the component installed on the client.

Unconditional Overwrite

Specifies whether the recovered data is unconditionally written to the specified location.

If cleared:

  • Files/directories whose names are the same as those in the recovery path and where the archived data is as old or older are not recovered.
  • files/directories whose names are the same as those in the recovery path and where the archived data is newer are recovered.
  • Files/directories whose names are different from those in the recovery path are recovered.

Restore only if Target is a DataArchive Stub

Specifies whether a DataArchiver stub will be unconditionally overwritten during recovery.


Specifies that all items selected for recovery will be added to the folder regardless of whether they currently exist or not. The Append option is selected by default.


Specifies that if an item is selected for recovery and that item already exists, it will not be recovered.

Recover Destination

  • Destination Client/Computer/Server

    Displays the name of the client computer to which the selected data will be recovered. To change the destination computer, select one from the list. The list includes clients which are established as clients within the CommCell.

    By default, data is recovered to the same computer from which it was archived.

  • Recover to Same Paths

    Specifies whether the recovery operation will recover data to the same path from which it was archived in the Destination Computer. (Clear this option to restore to a different path and activate the Destination folder box.)

  • Destination folder

    Use this space to enter the path on the destination computer to which the data will be recovered. If the specified path does not exist, it  will be created during the recovery process.

  • Save As Script

    Click to open the Save As Script dialog, which allows you to save this operation and the selected options as a script file (in XML format). The script can later be executed from the Command Line Interface using qoperation execute command.

    When you save an operation as a script, each option in the dialog will have a corresponding XML parameter in the script file. When executing the script, you can modify the value for any of these XML parameters as per need.