Restore Options (General)

Use this dialog box to schedule or immediately run a restore job.

Restore ACLs

For NetApp file servers, select this option to restore Access Control Lists (ACLs) along with file data. For all other NAS vendors, ACLs are always restored with file data.

Use Direct Access Restore

Specifies whether the restore operation searches only for the specified files and then restore each one separately as an individual restore job. Select this option to restore smaller amounts of data faster. Note that when dealing with a large number of files, this option is not faster.

Restore Destination

  • Destination Client
  • Displays the name of the NAS client (or other client with an operating system that supports cross-platform restores) to which the selected data will be restored. To change the destination computer, select one from the list.

  • Restore to same folder

    By default, data is restored to the same computer from which it was backed up. To restore to a different computer, clear this option.

  • Specify destination path

    Use this space to enter the path on the destination computer to which the data will be restored. If the specified path does not exist, it will be created during the restore process. You can also click Browse to specify the destination path.

    Ensure that the specified path is within an existing volume.

Preserve Source Paths

Specifies the action taken when the data is restored to another destination. The options are available only when the Restore to same folder option is cleared.

  • Preserve n levels from end of the source path

Specifies whether the restore operation must keep the specified number of levels at the end of source path of the selected data. For example, if the selected data is Documents\Memos\Sales, this option is set to 1 and the destination folder is temp, the data will be recovered as \temp\Sales.

However, if this option is used to restore a file in a path that contains any valid wildcard expression (e.g., Documents\**\Sales), the default value of 1 for the option cannot be changed. Therefore, only the last found occurrence of the file is recovered, and the recovered data for all the other occurrences of the file are overwritten.

  • Remove n levels from beginning of the source path

Specifies whether the restore operation must remove the specified number of levels from the beginning of source path of the selected data. For example, if the selected data is Documents\Memos\Sales, this option is set to 1 and the destination folder is \temp, the data will be recovered as \temp\Memos\Sales.

Advanced

Click to select advanced restore options.

Save As Script

Click to open the Save As Script dialog, which allows you to save this operation and the selected options as a script file (in XML format). The script can later be executed from the Command Line Interface using qoperation execute command.

When you save an operation as a script, each option in the dialog will have a corresponding XML parameter in the script file. When executing the script, you can modify the value for any of these XML parameters as per need.

For more information on restores performed from the command line, see Command Line Interface for NAS iDataAgent.