Browse and Restore Data - Online Help

Restore Options (Time Range)

Use this dialog box to select the basic options under which you want to browse the data secured by a data protection operation in the selected client, agent, instance/partition, or backup set level depending on the functionality of a given agent.  These options influence the behavior of the browse operation in the subsequent Restore window. These settings will only impact supported agents residing on the client.

Latest Backup

Specifies whether the browse operation must display data from the most recent data protection operation (from now back to the last full backup) in the Restore window. This option is selected by default.

Time Range

Specifies whether the browse operation must display data up to the specified date start and end time in the Restore window. Data secured after the specified date and time will be omitted in this window. This time considers all the cycles falling in this time range. This option is not supported by all agents. Refer to Browse Data - Support for a complete listing of agents that support this option.

  • Absolute Time

    Allows you to specify the Start Time and/or End Time of the data protection operations which need to be included in the Restore operations. you may also change the dates along with time to take up larger backup cycles.

    Time Zone

    Lists the time zones. To change the time zone, click one in the list.

  • Relative Time

    Allows you to specify relative time in terms of number of Days, Weeks, Months or Years. The Browse and restore operation will consider all cycles falling within the specified time.

Documentum View

Specifies to browse and restore Documentum documents that have been secured by a data protection operation. Select a subclient from the dropdown menu. This option is not supported by all agents. Refer to Browse Data - Support for a complete listing of agents that support this option.

File Level Browse (Restore individual files/folders from disk image)

Specifies whether the operation will browse all the files and folders secured by all data protection operations for the selected backup set or subclient as of the specified browse items.

Volume Level Browse (Restore the disk image/volume)

Specifies whether the operation will browse all the volumes secured by all data protection operations for the selected backup set or subclient as of the specified browse items.

Table View

For Oracle and and Oracle RAC, when selected, the backup data will be displayed as individual database tables during the browse operation. This option is visible only when you perform browse for a DumpBasedBackupSet. This option is not supported by all agents. Refer to Browse Data - Support for a complete listing of agents that support this option.

Browse/Restore Directory Server data from Database (ntds.dit/adamntds.dit) file

For Active Directory Offline Mining, enter the path to the database from which you want to restore directory server data.

For Active Directory Server databases, this file will be the ntds.dit file.

For ADAM and Lightweight Server databases, this file will be the adamntds.dit file.

Click Browse to locate the database or enter the complete database path in the File Path field.

Browse Data from SQL

Specifies that SharePoint documents can be mined from an offline mining database. This option is not supported by all agents. Refer to Browse Data - Support for a complete listing of agents that support this option.

  • SQL Instance

    For SharePoint Offline mining, specifies the SQL instance that is associated with the offline mining database. Click ... to select from a list or type the instance name.

  • Content Database

    For SharePoint Offline mining, specifies the Content Database that will be used to mine SharePoint documents.  Click ... to select from a list or type the Content Database name.

Browse and Restore Options (Advanced Options)

Use this dialog to access additional browse capabilities for the browse window. These settings will only impact supported agents residing on the client.

Show Deleted Items

This option is also referred as Image/No-Image Browse. Specifies whether the operation will browse all the data (including deleted items) secured by all data protection operations for the selected backup set as of the specified browse times.  When a time range is selected for the browse operation a no-image browse is performed, all deleted files across cycles are shown. This option is not supported by all agents. Refer to Browse Data - Support for a complete listing of agents that support this option.

The main difference between image browse and no-image browse is that deleted items are shown only by the no-image browse.

Keep in mind that the display of deleted items depends on whether full backup transparency is enabled. If full backup transparency is disabled (the default), only those deleted items that existed back through the most recent full backup are shown. However if full backup transparency is enabled, the deleted items shown includes those that existed during the time interval from initial index creation through the time being browsed.

Include Troubleshooting Folders

For all Exchange based iDataAgents, enabling this options helps in restoring job based metadata that the client populated for this job. This is helpful in troubleshooting purposes.

Browse from copy precedence

When selected, the system retrieves the data from the storage policy copy with the specified copy precedence number. If data does not exist in the specified copy, the operation fails even if the data exists in another copy of the same storage policy.

When cleared, (or by default) the system retrieves data from the storage policy copy with the lowest copy precedence. If the data was pruned from the primary copy, the system automatically retrieves the data from the other copies of the storage policy starting with the copy with the lowest copy precedence and proceeding through the copies with higher copy precedence. Once the data is found, it is retrieved, and no further copies are checked.

Starting Path

Allows you to specify the starting point for the browse operation, for e.g. "C:/Workfare/".

Page Size

Specifies the number of objects to be displayed in the browse window. You can browse through each page list by selecting the appropriate page number in the Restore window. Once the default is changed, it uses the same page size which was used in previous browse request until changed again.

Use MediaAgent

Data can be restored from any compatible library and drive type in the CommCell. By default, the system automatically identifies and restores data from any configured library in the CommCell, even if the media is not available in the original library in which the data protection operation was performed. This option allows you to select the MediaAgent associated with the data you want to browse. However, by default Any MediaAgent option is selected.

File Recovery Enabler for Linux (only applicable for VMware Virtual Server Agent)

Select a File Recovery Enabler for Linux to be used for Live File Recovery.

By default, Live File Recovery uses the default File Recovery Enabler for the VMware instance. You can override that setting by entering a value here; but in that case you must select the same File Recovery Enabler from the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog (Advanced | Data Path tab | Use File Recovery Enabler for Linux list).

Database

For SQL Server, specifies whether to browse individual databases.

File/File Group

Specifies whether to browse file groups and files for the databases. This option is not supported by all agents. Refer to Browse Data - Support for a complete listing of agents that support this option.

Restore Options (Filter)

Use this dialog to add filters to your browse results. This option is not supported by all agents. Refer to Browse Data - Support for a complete listing of agents that support this option.

Criteria

Allows specifying different parameters for filtering the browse results. Click Add to select from a list of available filters.

File System Based Filters

  • File name

    Enables viewing files with specified name pattern.

  • Modified Date

    Enables viewing the file as per specified modification date.

  • File Size

    Enables viewing files of specified size range in KB, MB or GB.

  • Stubbed Objects

    Enables viewing the stubbed files that were backed up

  • Failed Objects

    Enables viewing the files failed during backups.

  • Contains

    Enables filtering content with specific wordings. This filter will work only if the Content Indexing Engine is installed and a Content Indexing job has been run after the last backup job.

Exchange Based Filters

  • From

    Enables filtering  e-mails from specific senders, e.g. first_name@companyname.com.

  • To

    Enables filtering e-mails sent to specific senders, e.g. first_name@companyname.com.

  • Subject

    Enables filtering e-mails sent with a specific subject. You can enter the subject of the mail in Subject box.

  • Importance

    Enables filtering e-mails sent with some level of importance. Select the importance priority from the list.

  • Mail Size

    Enables filtering e-mails of specific size. Select from the list of available operators.

  • Received Time

    Enables filtering e-mails received on specific day or days. You can use this filter to include mails based on its receiving attributes, select the attribute from the list

  • Has Attachments

    Enables filtering e-mails with or without attachments.

    • Select Has Attachments check box to backup mails with attachments.
    • Clear Has Attachments check box to backup mails without any attachments
  • Folder Path

    Enables filtering e-mails that reside in a specific folder on the mailbox. Enter a Folderpath in the given text area to backup emails belonging to that folder.

  • Attachment Name

    Enables filtering e-mails with specific attachments with a name. You can specify the name of the attachment in the given text area.

  • Categories

    Enables filtering e-mails that have some category specified within the mailbox, e.g. "Red", this would filter all mails with Red category specified within the mailbox.

  • Contains

    Enables filtering e-mails with specific wordings in the body. This filter will work only if the Content Indexing Engine is installed and a Content Indexing job has been run after the last backup job.

  • Stubbed Email

    Enables filtering and including stubbed e-mails or only show stubbed e-mails in a mailbox.

Restore Options (Virtual Server)

This section provides the facility to select the type of restore you want to perform following the Browse operation. This option is not supported by all agents. Refer to Browse Data - Support for a complete listing of agents that support this option.

  • Individual Files/Folders

    Select this option if you intend on performing a file/folder-level restore.

  • Entire Volume

    Select this option if you intend on performing a volume-level restore.

  • Container Restore

    Select this option if you intend on performing a disk-level restore.

Advanced Restore Options (Browse Options)

Use this dialog box to specify advanced restore options.

Restore Deleted Items

Specifies that the restore/recovery operation will include data that was secured during all backup/archive operations, including deleted items.

Specify Time Range

Specifies to restore/recover data within a specified time zone and time threshold. Select the checkbox to enable this option. Clearing the checkbox disables this option. If this option is enabled, set the following parameters:
  • Time Zone - Restores/recovers only those jobs within a specified time zone. Click the pull-down list and click the desired time zone.
  • Start Time - Displays the start time for the restore/recovery operation. Click the pull-down arrow and click a date; use the up and down arrows to specify a time.
  • End Time - Displays the end time for the restore/recovery operation. Click the pull-down arrow and click a date; use the up and down arrows to specify a time.