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Restoring a Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) Web Application

To the Same Configuration

To restore WSS web application database to the same client:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, expand the WSS Web Application node, select the required Web Application or only content database, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, click on the Web Application tab.
  3. Optional: To restore only the content database, without restoring the web application, select the Restore content database without web application check box.
  4. Double-click the Login Name and Password to change the user account details of the Web Application Pool account.
  5. From the Restore Options dialog box, click OK.

To a New Configuration

To restore a WSS web application database to a different client:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, expand the WSS Web Application node, select Web Application, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, select New Configuration. Optionally, from the Destination client list, select the client to which you want to restore.
  3. Click on the Web Application tab and optionally modify the Web Application name and the URL.
  4. Optional: To restore only the content database, without restoring the web application, select the Restore content database without web application check box.
  5. Double-click the Login Name and Password to change the user account details of the Web Application Pool account.
  6. Click OK.

Note: You can restore only one WSS web application database per restore job. Restore of multiple WSS web application databases are not supported in a single job.

Restoring a Content Database without Web Application

To the Same Configuration

To restore a content database to the same client:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, expand the WSS Web Application node, select the content database, and then click Recover all Selected.

    The Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box is displayed.

  2. Select the Restore content database without web application check box.
  3. Click OK.

To a New Configuration

To restore a content database to a different client:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, expand the WSS Web Application node, select the content database, and then click Recover all Selected.

    The Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box is displayed.

  2. From the SQL Server Client box, select the SQL Sever that you configured to protect the SharePoint content database.
  3. Select the Restore content database without web application check box, and then select New Configuration.
  4. Optional: Click the Database tab. You can change the Database Server and the Database Name. To change the database file location on the destination server, browse or type a location.
  5. Click OK.

Note: You can restore only one content database per restore job. Restore of multiple content databases are not supported in a single job.

Restoring a Service Application and Corresponding Proxies

To the Same Configuration

To restore Service Application to the same destination:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From Client browse tab, expand Shared Services | Shared Services Applications, select the appropriate <Service Application> and then click Recover All Selected.
  2. Double-click the Login Name and Password to change the user account details.
  3. Click OK.

Once the restore completes, follow the steps given below to restore the Service Application Proxy.

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From Client browse tab, expand Shared Services | Shared Services Proxies, select the appropriate <Service Application Proxy> and then click Recover All Selected.
  2. Click OK.

To a New Configuration

To restore a Service Application to a new configuration:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From Client browse tab, expand Shared Services | Shared Services Applications, select the appropriate <Service Application> and then click Recover All Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, select New Configuration. Optionally, from the Destination client list, select the client to which you want to restore.
  3. Service applications with databases will display the Database tab, where Database Server, Database Name and Database files location may be modified.
  4. On the Service Application tab, double-click the Login Name and Password to change the user account details. Optionally you can also modify the Service Name.
  5. Click OK.

Once the restore completes, follow the steps given below to restore the Service Application Proxy.

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From Client browse tab, expand Shared Services | Shared Services Proxies, select the appropriate <Service Application Proxy> and then click Recover All Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, select New Configuration. Optionally, from the Destination client list, select the client to which you want to restore.
  3. Optionally you can modify the Service Name on the Service Application Proxy tab.
  4. Click OK.

Restoring Application Registry Service

To the Same Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select Application Registry Services, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, click the Database tab and verify the Database Server name and the Database Name.
  3. Click the Service Application tab and enter the Password.
  4. Click the Service Application Proxy tab and verify the Service Name.
  5. Click OK.

To a New Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select Application Registry Services, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, select New Configuration. Optionally, from the Destination client list, select the client to which you want to restore.
  3. Click the Database tab and verify the Database Server name and the Database Name.
  4. Click the Service Application tab and enter the Password.
  5. Click the Service Application Proxy tab and verify the Service Name.
  6. Click OK.

Restoring Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Diagnostics Service

To the Same Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Diagnostics Service, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. Click OK.

To a New Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Diagnostics Service, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, select New Configuration. Optionally, from the Destination client list, select the client to which you want to restore.
  3. Click OK.

Restoring Microsoft SharePoint Server Diagnostics Service

To the Same Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select Microsoft SharePoint Server Diagnostics Service, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. Click OK.

To a New Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select Microsoft SharePoint Server Diagnostics Service, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, select New Configuration. Optionally, from the Destination client list, select the client to which you want to restore.
  3. Click OK.

Restoring Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Diagnostics Service

To the Same Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Diagnostics Service, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. Click OK.

To a New Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Diagnostics Service, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, select New Configuration. Optionally, from the Destination client list, select the client to which you want to restore.
  3. Click OK.

Restoring SharePoint Foundation Help Search

To the Same Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select SharePoint Foundation Help Search, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, click the Database tab and verify the Database Server name and the Database Name.
  3. Click OK.

To a New Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select SharePoint Foundation Help Search, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, select New Configuration. Optionally, from the Destination client list, select the client to which you want to restore.
  3. Click the Database tab and verify the Database Server name and the Database Name.
  4. Click OK.

Restoring Info Path Forms

To the Same Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select Info Path Forms, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, click the Database tab and verify the Database Server name and the Database Name.
  3. Click OK.

To a New Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select Info Path Forms, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, select New Configuration. Optionally, from the Destination client list, select the client to which you want to restore.
  3. Click the Database tab and verify the Database Server name and the Database Name.
  4. Click OK.

Restoring Global Search Settings

To the Same Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select Global Search Settings, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, click the Database tab and verify the Database Server name and the Database Name.
  3. Click OK.

To a New Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select Global Search Settings, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, select New Configuration. Optionally, from the Destination client list, select the client to which you want to restore.
  3. Click the Database tab and verify the Database Server name and the Database Name.
  4. Click OK.

Restoring SharePoint Server State Service

To the Same Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select SharePoint State Server Services, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, click the Database tab and verify the Database Server name and the Database Name.
  3. Click the Service Application tab and enter the Password.
  4. Click OK.

To a New Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select SharePoint State Server Services, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, select New Configuration. Optionally, from the Destination client list, select the client to which you want to restore.
  3. Click the Database tab and verify the Database Server name and the Database Name.
  4. Click the Service Application tab and enter the Password.
  5. Click OK.

Restoring SharePoint Server State Service Proxy

To the Same Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select SharePoint Server State Service Proxy, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, click the Database tab and verify the Database Server name and the Database Name.
  3. Click the Service Application tab and enter the Password.
  4. Click the Service Application Proxy tab and verify the Service Name.
  5. Click OK.

To a New Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select SharePoint Server State Service Proxy, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, select New Configuration. Optionally, from the Destination client list, select the client to which you want to restore.
  3. Click the Database tab and verify the Database Server name and the Database Name.
  4. Click the Service Application tab and enter the Password.
  5. Click the Service Application Proxy tab and verify the Service Name.
  6. Click OK.

Restoring a Search Server Shared Service Provider

To the Same Configuration

To restore a Search Server Shared Service Provider:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select Shared Services Provider, and then click Recover all Selected.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Set the restored Shared Services Provider as default, and then re-associate it with the WSS Web Application, if applicable.
  4. If you created a Shared Services Provider for temporal usage, delete it.

To a New Configuration

The following option applies only to data that was backed up from a single server environment in which SQL databases were backed up with the SharePoint Server iDataAgent. If the data was backed up from a server farm environment, use the SQL Server iDataAgent to restore the files to a different location.

Before You Begin

Restore the WSS Web Application that hosted the Shared Services Provider. For instructions, see Restoring a Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) Web Application Content Database.

To restore a Search Server Shared Service Provider to a different client:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select Shared Service Provider, and then click Recover all Selected.

    The Restore Options dialog box appears.

  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, select New Configuration. Optionally, from the Destination client list, select the client to which you want to restore.
  3. Click the Search Shared DB tab.
  4. In the Database files location on the destination server box, enter the location where you want to save the files.
  5. In the Log files location on the database server box, enter a location where you want to save the log files.
  6. Click the Shared Service Provider DB tab.
  7. In the Database files location on the destination server box, enter the location where you want to save the files.
  8. In the Log files location on the database server box, enter a location where you want to save the log files.
  9. Click the Search Index Server tab.
  10. In the Index File Location box, enter a location where you want to save the index file.
  11. Click OK.

Restoring a Shared Service Provider

To the Same Configuration

Before You Begin

  • It is recommended to restore all the components of Share Service Provider in a single job and not select individual components during restores.

To restore a Shared Service Provider:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From Client browse tab, select <Shared Services Provider>, and then click Recover All Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, click the Web Application tab and enter the Password.
  3. Click the Shared Service Provider tab and enter the Password.
  4. Click the User Profile Application tab and verify the Server Name.
  5. Click OK.

To a New Configuration

The following option applies only to data that was backed up from a single server environment in which SQL databases were backed up with the SharePoint Server iDataAgent. If the data was backed up from a server farm environment, use the SQL Server iDataAgent to restore the files to a different location.

Before You Begin

  • It is recommended to restore all the components of Share Service Provider in a single job and not select individual components during restores.

To restore a Shared Service Provider to a different client:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From Client browse tab, select <Shared Services Provider>, and then click Recover All Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, select New Configuration.
  3. Click the Database tab and enter the Database Server path and the Database Name.
  4. Click the Web Application tab and enter the Web Application name, URL, Login Name and the Password.
  5. Click the Shared Service Provider tab and enter the Login name and the Password.
  6. Click the Search Index tab and enter the Server Name and the Directory Location.
  7. Click the User Profile Application tab and verify the Server Name.
  8. Click OK.

Restoring a Single Sign-On Database

To the Same Configuration

To restore a Single Sign-on Database:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select Single Sign-on Database, and then click Recover All Selected.
  2. Click OK.

To a New Configuration

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. From the Client browse tab, select Single Sign-on Database, and then click Recover All Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, select New Configuration. Optionally, from the Destination client list, select the client to which you want to restore.
  3. Click the Database tab. It displays the Database Server Name and the Database Name.
  4. Optionally, in case of a cross machine restore, Browse and select the Database file location on the Destination Server.
  5. Click OK.

Scheduling a Restore

To schedule a restore:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Database Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. In the Client browse tab, select the database that you want to restore, and then click Recover All Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, click the Job Initiation tab.
  3. Select Schedule, and then click Configure.
  4. In the Schedule Name box, enter a name for the schedule.
  5. Select the frequency with which you want the job to run, and then enter the corresponding date and time information.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click OK.

Managing Restore Jobs

Controlling Jobs

The following controls are available for running jobs in the Job Controller window:

Suspend

Temporarily stops a job. A suspended job is not terminated; it can be restarted at a later time.

Resume

Resumes a job and returns the status to Waiting, Pending, Queued, or Running. The status depends on the availability of resources, the state of the Operation Windows, or the Activity Control setting.

Kill

Terminates a job.

Suspending a Job

  1. From the Job Controller of the CommCell Console, right-click the job and select Suspend.
  2. The job status may change to Suspend Pending for a few moments while the operation completes. The job status then changes to Suspended.

Resuming a Job

  1. From the Job Controller of the CommCell Console, right-click the job and select Resume.
  2. As the Job Manager attempts to restart the job, the job status changes to Waiting, Pending, or Running.

Killing a Job

  1. From the Job Controller of the CommCell Console, right-click the job and select Kill.
  2. Click Yes when the confirmation prompt appears if you are sure you want to kill the job. The job status may change to Kill Pending for a few moments while the operation completes. Once completed, the job status will change to Killed and it will be removed from the Job Controller window after five minutes.

Additional Restore Options

Option Description Related Topics
Skip Errors and Continue

This option enables you to continue the restore job regardless of media errors and create a file that lists the full path names of the files that failed to get restored. Follow the steps given below to set this option:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. In the Client tab, select the items that you want to restore, and then click Recover All Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, click Advanced.
  1. In the Advanced Restore Options dialog box, click General.
  2. On the General tab, select the Skip errors and continue check box.
  3. Click OK.
 
Startup Options

The Startup Options are used by the Job Manager to set priority for resource allocation. This is useful to give higher priority to certain jobs. You can set the priority as follows:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. In the Client tab, select the items that you want to restore, and then click Recover All Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, click Advanced.
  1. In the Advanced Restore Options dialog box, click Startup.
  2. On the Startup tab, select Change Priority.
  3. Enter a priority number - 0 is the highest priority and 999 is the lowest priority.
  4. Select the Start up in suspended State check box to start the job in a suspended state.
  5. Click OK.
Refer to Job Priority and Priority Precedence.
Copy Precedence By default, the system retrieves data from the storage policy copy with the lowest copy precedence. If the data was pruned from the primary copy, the system automatically retrieves data from the other copies of the storage policy in the lowest copy precedence to highest copy precedence order. Once the data is found, it is  retrieved, and no further copies are checked.

You can retrieve data from a specific storage policy copy (Synchronous Copy or Selective Copy). If data does not exist in the specified copy, the data retrieve operation fails even if the data exists in another copy of the same storage policy. Follow the steps given below to retrieve the data from a specific storage policy copy:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. In the Client tab, select the items that you want to restore, and then click Recover All Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, click Advanced.
  1. In the Advanced Restore Options dialog box, click Copy Precedence.
  2. On the Copy Precedence tab, select the Restore from copy precedence check box.
  3. Enter the copy precedence number.
  4. Click OK.
Refer to Recovering Your Data from Copies.
Data Path Options

The data recovery operations use a default Library, MediaAgent, Drive Pool, and Drive as the Data Path. You can use this option to change the data path if the default data path is not available. Follow the steps given below to change the default data path:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. In the Client tab, select the items that you want to restore, and then click Recover All Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, click Advanced.
  1. In the Advanced Restore Options dialog box, click the Data Path tab.
  2. Do any of the following to change the default data path:
    • In the Use MediaAgent list, select the name of a MediaAgent.
    • In the User Library list, select the name of a library.
    • For tape library, in the Use Drive Pool list, select the name of a drive pool.
    • For tape library, in the Use Drive list, select the name of a drive.
  3. Click OK.
Refer to Change Data Path.
Browse Options These options allow you to restore deleted items or data that was backed up before a specific time, after a specific time, or during a specific time range.
  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. In the Client tab, select the items that you want to restore, and then click Recover All Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, click Advanced.
  1. In the Advanced Restore Options dialog box, click the Browse Options tab.
  2. To restore deleted items, select Restore deleted items.
  3. To restore items that were backed up during a specific time, select Specify Time Range.
  4. From the Time Zone list, select a time zone.
  5. Do any of the following to specify a time:
    • To restore items that were backed up after a specific time, select Start Time, and then enter a date and time.
    • To restore items that were backed up before a specific time, select End Time, and then enter a date and time.
    • To restore items that were backed up during a specific time range, select both Start Time and  End Time, and then enter the dates and times.
  6. Click OK.
 
Alerts

This option enables users or user groups to get automatic notification on the status of the data recovery job. Follow the steps given below to set up the criteria to raise notifications/alerts:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client> | SharePoint Server, and then click Backup Set.
  2. In the right-pane, right-click a Subclient and click Browse and Restore.
  3. In the Browse and Restore Options dialog box, click View Content.

    The Client browse tab lists all of the latest data that was backed up.

  1. In the Client tab, select the items that you want to restore, and then click Recover All Selected.
  2. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, click Advanced.
  1. In the Advanced Restore Options dialog box, click Alerts.
  2. Click Add Alert.
  3. From the Add Alert Wizard dialog box, select the required threshold and notification criteria and click Next.
  4. Select the required notification types and click Next.
  5. Select the recipients and click Next.
  6. Click Finish.
  7. Click OK.
Refer to Alerts and Notifications.
Command Line Restores Command Line Interface enables you to perform backups or restore from the command line. The commands can be executed from the command line or can be integrated into scripts.

You can also generate command line scripts for specific operations from the CommCell Browser using the Save As Script option.

Refer to Command Line Interface.
CommCell Readiness Report The CommCell Readiness Report provides you with vital information such as connectivity and readiness of the Client, MediaAgent, and CommServe. It is useful to run this report before performing a backup or a recovery operation. Follow the steps given below to generate the report:
  1. On the CommCell Console menu bar, select the Reports tab.
  2. Click Readiness.

    The Report Selection dialog box appears.

  3. If necessary, select Reports | CommServe | CommCell Readiness in the left pane.
  4. Select the Computers tab, and then click Modify below the Computers list.
  5. In the dialog box that appears, clear Include All Client Computers and All Client Groups.
  6. Select the appropriate client from the Exclude list, and then click Include >.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Select the MediaAgent tab, and then clear Include All MediaAgents.
  9. Select the appropriate MediaAgent from the Exclude list, and then click Include >.
  10. Click Run.

    The report appears in your default Web browser.

Refer to CommCell Readiness Report.
Restore Job Summary Report

The Restore Job Summary Report provides you with information about all the data recovery jobs that are run in last 24 hours for a specific client and agent. You can get information such as failure reason, failed objects, job options, and so on. It is useful to run this report after performing the restore. Follow the steps given below to generate the report:

  1. On the CommCell Console menu bar, select the Reports tab.
  2. Click Summary.

    The Report Selection dialog box appears.

  3. If necessary, select Reports | Jobs | Job Summary in the left pane.
  4. On the General tab, select Data Recovery Jobs.
  5. Select the Computers tab.
  6. Select the appropriate client and the appropriate agent.
  7. Click Run.

    The report appears in your default Web browser.

Refer to Restore Job Summary Report.