Restore Options for All Selected Items (General) - Guest Files and Folders Restore

Use this dialog box to control how files and folders will be restored. The following options are available when you are restoring files and folders:

Restore ACLs

Select this option to restore Access Control Lists (ACLs) from the backed up files to the restored files. Clear this option to restore without ACLs; the restored files assume the ACLs of the parent directory.

Unconditional Overwrite

Specifies whether the restored data is unconditionally written to the specified location.

If cleared:

  • Files/directories whose names are the same as those in the restore path and where the backed up data is as old or older are not restored.
  • Files/directories whose names are the same as those in the restore path and where the backed up data is newer are restored.
  • Files/directories whose names are different from those in the restore path are restored.

    Avoid using this option whenever you run a Restore by Jobs. Otherwise, an older version of the files might be retrieved.

Restore Destination

  • Destination client

    Select a proxy computer from the list. By default, the proxy computer which was used to backup a virtual machine, is used to restore the files and folders from the virtual machine. When Restore to Virtual Machine is selected, this field changes to Proxy Client.

  • Proxy Client

    By default, guest files and folders are restored using the proxy that was backed up the source virtual machine; but you can select a different proxy using this field.

  • Restore to Virtual Machine

    Select this option to restore guest files and folders to a virtual machine.

    • vCenter

      Click Change to restore to a different vCenter.

    • Virtual Machine

      Click ... to select a destination virtual machine. The destination must be a Windows VM.

      • User Name

        Enter the user name for the virtual machine.

      • Password

        Enter the password for the virtual machine.

      • Confirm Password

        Re-enter the password for the virtual machine.

  • Specify Destination Path

    Enter the path on the destination client to which the files and folders will be restored. If the specified path does not exist, it  will be created during the restore process.

    Click Browse to select a path on the destination client.

Preserve Source Paths

  • Preserve n levels from end of 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 path is temp, the data will be restored as \temp\Sales.

  • Remove n levels from beginning of 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 path is \temp, the data will be restored as \temp\Sales

Impersonate User

Select this check box to specify the user account which you want to use for the restore operation. By default, the Local System account on the destination client is used to perform the restore operation.

User Name

Enter the user name for the user account which you want to use for the restore operation. The user should have permissions to create files in the specified location on the destination client.

Password

Enter the password for the user account which you want to use for the restore operation.

Confirm Password

Re-enter the password.

Advanced

Click this button to configure 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 Virtual Server iDataAgent.