SnapProtect - Restore - NAS iDataAgent
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. The following sections explain the steps for restoring the data of a volume to a different location in the file server.
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.
The following sections explain the steps for restoring the data of a volume to a different location in the file server. If you are restoring from a vFiler backup, click the Previous button above to follow the steps to create a backup copy, and restore your vFiler data from the backup copy.
Open the CommCell Console:
- From the CommCell Console, navigate to Policies | Storage Policies.
- Right-click the <storage policy> and click Properties.
- Click the Copy Precedence tab.
Select the backup copy and set the copy precedence as 1.
From the CommCell Browser, expand <Client> | NAS.
Right-click the default backup set, point to All Tasks, and then click Browse and Restore.
Click View Content.
In the left pane, expand the default backup set node.
Select the volume containing the data you want to restore.
Click Recover All Selected.
Clear the Restore to same folder checkbox.
Click Browse or enter a location to specify the destination path.
Note: The Browse button is only supported for NetApp 7-Mode clients, and NetApp Cluster-Mode clients with NDMP credentials in place and extension 0x2050 enabled on the file server. For more information, see NetApp documentation.
Click Preserve or Remove source paths to specify whether the restore operation will keep or remove the specified number of levels from the beginning or end of the source path.
Depending on the File Server you are using, your screen may look different from the example shown.
You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller window.
Once the restore job has completed, right-click the backup set, point to View, and then click Restore History.
- 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
The restored files/folders of the volume are available in the restore destination that you specified.
- View Restore Items
Congratulations - You have successfully completed your first backup and restore.
If you want to further explore this Agent's features read the Advanced sections of this documentation.