Basic Restore

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There are two functions that help you retrieve backed up data from the backup media: Browse and Restore. Browse operations allow you to view the data that has been backed up for a client computer without actually restoring the data. Restore operations retrieve the data from the backup media and restore it to the desired location.

In the CommCell Browser, the Browse and various Restore commands appear in the right-click menus at the agent, instance and/or backup set levels, depending on agent.

Using the Restore commands, i.e., restoring without browsing, is most appropriate when you want to restore the latest backup job for an agent, instance or backup set and want to retain the current file structure.

In certain situations and for supported agents, Restore operations can run without utilizing the Browse feature. For example, if you know the path/name of the volume of the data that you want to restore, you can restore it without browsing. In these agents, this procedure is most appropriate when the number of paths for the data that you want to restore is small or when the data that you want to restore is at a single volume. If you want to restore data from many different paths or volumes, you should probably select the data from the Browse window.

Time Range Options

In a Basic Restore, point-in-time data can be restored by specifying time range options in the Advanced Restore Options (Time Range) dialog box. See Time Range Options for Basic Restore for step-by-step instructions. When a time range is specified for a Basic Restore, the latest version of the backup job within the given time range will be restored.