Restore Data Using a Map File - How To

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Restore Data Using a Map File

Map files provide granular control of restore destinations for individual files utilizing a user-created mapping file that contains the list of files to be restored with their corresponding restore paths. For more information on creating a map file, see Specifications for the Map File.

Before You Begin

  • Review the general and agent-specific restore requirements accessed from Restore Backup Data prior to performing any restore operation.

Required Capability: See Capabilities and Permitted Actions

To restore data using a Map file:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the agent, instance or backup set that contains the data you want to restore, click All Tasks and then click the available Browse command (command names vary by agent).
  2. Run a browse operation. (See Browsing Data for a list of customized browse operations and their step-by-step instructions. If you accept all defaults, you will be browsing the latest backups for the selected data.)
  3. From the Browse window, select the root folder that contains the files you wish to restore.
  4. From the Restore Options (General) dialog box, if necessary, specify the restore destination. (See Best Practices for more information.)
  5. Click Advanced.
  6. From the Map tab in the Advanced Restore Options dialog box, click Use map file and then specify the name and location of the map file.
  7. Click the Restore Unmapped files option if you wish to restore the unmapped files that were selected for restore, to the specified restore destination. Clear this option to restore only those files that are included in the specified map file.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Optionally, you can select any additional restore options that you want to use from the General and Job Initiation tabs of the Restore Options dialog box.
  10. Optionally, you can click Advanced to access any of the tabs in the Advanced Restore Options dialog box and specify any desired advanced restore settings, then click OK.
  11. If you want to schedule the job, select the Job Initiation tab from the Restore Options dialog box, click Schedule, schedule the job, and then click OK. If you want to run the job now, accept or click Run Immediately in the same tab and then click OK. The progress of the restore job can be monitored using the Job Controller.

Restore NAS Data Using a Map File

Map files provide granular control of restore destinations for individual files utilizing a user-created mapping file that contains the list of files to be restored with their corresponding restore paths. For more information on creating a map file, see Specifications for the Map File.

Before You Begin

  • Review the general and agent-specific restore requirements accessed from Restore Backup Data prior to performing any restore operation.

Required Capability: See Capabilities and Permitted Actions

To restore data using a Map file:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, right-click the <backup set> or <subclient> that contains the data you want to restore, and then click All Tasks > Browse and Restore.
  2. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, select the options as follows:
    To... Then...
    Browse the latest backup
    • Click Latest Backup.
    Browse backup data from a specific time range
    1. Click Time Range.
    2. Select the options for the time range you want to browse.
  3. For advanced browse settings, click the Advanced Options tab and select from the available options.

    For instructions on agent-specific browse options, refer to Restore Backup Data.

  4. Click View Content.
  5. In the browse client tab, select the <backup set> or <subclient> check box and click Recover All Selected.
  6. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, click the Advanced button.
  7. In the Advanced Restore Options dialog box, click the Map tab.
  8. Select the Use Map File check box, and then type or click Browse to enter the path to the map file you want to use.
  9. Select any additional options that you want from the tabs in the Advanced Restore Options dialog box, and then click OK.
  10. Select any additional options that you want from the tabs in the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, and then click OK.