Restore Options (General)

Use this dialog box to control how the specified File Level data is to be restored.

Restore ACLs  

On Windows:

Specifies that the backed up Access Control Lists (ACLs) will be applied to files that have been restored without their ACLs, or to the existing files at the restore destination. Clear this option to restore without ACLs and consequently the data assumes the ACLs of the parent directory.

Data in device node

Specifies that Unix raw devices can be restored to either another raw device or a file.  When selected, this activates the Unconditional Overwrite option, which is required for raw device restores to complete successfully.

Unconditional Overwrite

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

If cleared:

  • Files/directories whose names are the same as those in the restore path and where the backed up data is as old or older are not restored.
  • Files/directories whose names are the same as those in the restore path and where the backed up data is newer are restored.
  • Files/directories whose names are different from those in the restore path are restored.

    Avoid using this option whenever you run a Restore by Jobs. Otherwise, an older version of the files might be retrieved.

Restore Destination

  • Destination Client/Computer/Server

    Displays the name of the client computer to which the selected data will be restored. To change the destination computer, select one from the list. The list includes clients:

    • Which are established as clients within the CommCell.
    • Clients with Operating Systems that support the cross-platform restore operation from this client. (Refer to the topic titled Cross Platform Restore Operations in Books Online for additional information.)

    By default, data is restored to the same computer from which it was backed up.

  • Restore/Recover to same folder

    Specifies whether the restore operation will restore data to the same folder from which it was backed up in the Destination client. (Clear this option to restore to a different folder.)

  • Specify destination path

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

    On Windows computers, UNC path of a shared drive can be specified. (e.g., \\servername\sharename\directory). Click the Advanced button and enter the Windows logon information for this shared drive in the Advanced Restore Options dialog box.

  • Browse

    Click to select a path for the Destination folder.

Preserve Source Paths

Specifies the action taken when the data is restored to another destination. The options are available only when the Restore to Same Paths option is cleared.

  • Preserve n levels from end of source path

    Specifies whether the restore operation must keep the specified number of levels at the end of source path of the selected data. For example, if the selected data is Documents\Memos\Sales, this option is set to 1 and the Destination folder is temp, the data will be restored as \temp\Sales.

    However, if this option is used to restore a file in a path that contains any valid wildcard expression (e.g., Documents\**\Sales), the default value of 1 for the option cannot be changed. Therefore, only the last found occurrence of the file is restored, and the restores for all the other occurrences of the file are overwritten.

  • Remove n levels from beginning of source path

    Specifies whether the restore operation must remove the specified number of levels from the beginning of source path of the selected data. For example, if the selected data is Documents\Memos\Sales, this option is set to 1 and the Destination folder is \temp, the data will be restored as \temp\Sales. (This option becomes available only when the Restore to Same Paths option is cleared.)

Advanced

Click to select additional restore options.

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.

For more information on restores performed from the command line, see Command Line Interface for Image Level iDataAgent.