SnapProtect - Windows File System iDataAgent - Restore

Perform a Restore

As restoring your backup data is very crucial, it is recommended that you perform a restore operation immediately after your first full backup to understand the process.

  1. From the CommCell Console, navigate to Policies | Storage Policies.

    Right-click the <Storage Policy> and click Properties.

    Click the Copy Precedence tab.

    By default, the snapshot copy is set to 1 and is used for the restore operation. You can also use a different copy for performing the operation. For the copy that you want to use, set the copy precedence as 1.

    Click OK.

  2. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers| <Client> | File System | defaultBackupSet

    Right-click the subclient and then click Browse and Restore.

  3. Click the Advanced Options tab.

    Select the MediaAgent that was used during the storage policy creation from the Use MediaAgent drop-down list. This MediaAgent should be the one you installed along with the Windows FileSystem iDataAgent.

    Click View Content.

  4. Expand the defaultBackupSet and navigate to the Windows folder.

    For the first restore job, select any folder with a small data size.

    Click Recover All Selected.

  5. Clear the Overwrite Files and Restore to same folder options.

    Specify the destination path by clicking the Browse button.

    This will ensure that the existing files are not overwritten.

    Click OK.

  6. Click the Job Initiation tab.

    Select Immediate to run the job immediately.

    Click OK.

  7. You can monitor the progress of the restore job in the Job Controller window of the CommCell Console.

  8. Once the restore job is complete, right-click the defaultBackupSet , point to View, and then click Restore History.

  9. Click OK.

  10. You can right-click the job and view the following details:
    • View Restore Items

      You can view them as Successful, Failed, Skipped or All.

    • View Job Details
    • View Events of the restore job
    • View Log files of the restore job

If you want to configure another client, go back to Setup Clients.