Restore - SnapProtect for UNIX File System

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 backup data.

  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 default subclient and then click Browse and Restore.

  1. 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 your agent.

    Click View Content.

  1. Expand the defaultBackupSet and navigate to etc folder.

    Select the etc folder.

    Click Recover All Selected.

    If you attempt to restore a running executable file, the application may crash and core dump.

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

    Specify the destination path by clicking Browse button.

    This will ensure that the existing files are not overwritten.

    Click OK.

    Restored data retains its original permissions. The ACLs are restored after the permissions are restored. Do not restore ACLs to any directory that has the "sticky bit" on.

  1. Click the Job Initiation tab.

    Select Immediate to run the job immediately.

    Click OK.

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

  1. Once the restore job completes successfully, verify that the restored files/folders are available in the restore destination.

    [derp] # ls /.etc


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.