Restore, Recover, or Retrieve from Anywhere

The software automatically identifies and restores/recovers 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.

Consider the following example:

Client A is protected using MediaAgent A. For some reason, Client A's data requires to be restored to Client B using MediaAgent B, with a compatible library. The following steps are required in such a situation:

  1. Export the media from MediaAgent A.
  2. Import the media in MediaAgent B.
  3. Select the files to be restored/recovered by performing a Browse on Client A's data.
  4. Restore/recover the files to Client B, by selecting the Destination as Client B in the Restore Options or Recovery Options.

The system automatically identifies and restores/recovers the data from the appropriate media.

If the media is used in another compatible library to perform the restore, the library may read the barcode differently. In such a situation, update the media barcodes as described in Update Media Barcodes and then perform the restore/recover operation.

Note that although the media is displayed as a Media from a different library in the CommCell Console, when a media is imported into another library, Data Recovery operations can be performed from the media. (However, the media will not be used for Data Protection operations.)

For File Level restores using Image Level on Windows, see Considerations for File Level Restores with the Image Level iDataAgent.

All libraries (with compatible drive types) including stand-alone drives, support this feature.