Restore Options

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

Restore Options

  • Overwrite data documents

    Specifies whether the restored data is unconditionally written to the specified location and will overwrite any data documents with the same Note ID.

  • Overwrite design documents

    Specifies whether the restore operation must overwrite existing design documents (for example, forms and views) of the same Note ID.

    Checking this option will restore and overwrite the database ACL.

    For this option, if the Domino server ID has a password associated with it, you must enable the option on the ID called Don't prompt for a password from other Notes-based programs, (Share this user id password with these Notes add-ins) which can be found in the Domino Administrator, on the Configuration tab, under Tools/Certification/ID properties for the SERVER ID file. A server restart is required after changing this password. In addition to this, the Domino server must be running during the restore operation.

  • Overwrite database links

    Specifies whether the restore operation overwrites the link with the copy that was backed up, if a database link exists for a database.

  • Database links only

    Specifies whether the restore operation restores the database links without restoring the database.

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.

    Out-of-place restores always carry the relative path of the database. For example, if the database computers.nsf located under the folder inventory is restored to F:\building, it is restored to the following path: F:\building\inventory\computers.nsf.

  • Browse

    Click to select a path for the Destination folder.


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 Lotus Notes Document iDataAgent.