Restore Options (General)

File Level Restore | Volume Level Restore

Use this dialog box to control how the specified Volume Level data is to be restored.

Restore as

  • Physical Volumes

Select this option to restore the selected content as a physical volume.

Destination Client/Computer/Server

Displays the name of the client computer to which the selected data will be restored. To change the destination computer, select one from the list. The list includes clients:

  • Which are established as clients within the CommCell.
  • Clients with Operating Systems that support the cross-platform restore operation from this client. (Refer to the topic titled Cross Platform Restore Operations in Books Online for additional information.)

By default, data is restored to the same computer from which it was backed up.

Restore Paths and Destinations

Lists the volume to be restored and the destination volume. If no destination volume is specified, the system attempts to restore to a volume with the same name as the one being restored. If no volume with this name exists on the destination computer, the restore will fail.

For Volume Level Restores, the volume's file system is overwritten with the restored file system. Consequently, any data that was on the volume before the restore operation is lost.

Destination Volume

Specifies the volume to which the data will be restored. The destination volume must meet all of the criteria for volumes that are backed up by the File System iDataAgent. The target volume must be at least as large as the volume from which the data was backed up. Only the CXBF configured volumes are available for restore.

Specify a destination volume, or click Browse to browse and select one; once you have specified or selected a destination volume, click Apply.


Click to apply the selected volume as the destination volume.


Click to select additional 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 Unix File System iDataAgent.