Restore Options (General)

Use this dialog box to view and select the restore options.

Job Details

Displays a summary of the restore job, including the job type, iDataAgent, etc.

Restore Destination

Used to display and change where the selected data will be restored.

Destination Client

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.

Type of Restore

Displays the options from which you can select either to restore to the same client or to a different client.

Same Configuration

This option is selected by default. It allows you to restore a database back to the same location where the source database exists.

New Configuration

Select this option to restore the database to a different client location.


Click to select additional restore options.

Specify Destination Path

If you clear the Restore to same location option, you can Browse and select a new location to restore the Site Collection.

When Document/Site Collection Exists

You can select either of the below mentioned options, when during a restore the document/site collection already exists at the destination location:

Unconditional Overwrite

Select this option to overwrite the existing document/site collection during restore.


Select this option to skip the existing document/site collection.

Store Site Collection in Specified Database

Select this option to restore the Site Collection to a particular database and provide the following

Database Server

Database Name

Add New User to Site

Select this option to specify the user credentials of the administrator who has access to the Site Collection by providing the following:

Site Owner Name

Site Owner Email


Click to display the Advanced Restore Options screen.

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 backups performed from the command line, see Command Line Interface for SharePoint Server iDataAgent.