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Browsing and Restoring Data from your Windows VPS Backup Service: Recovery

Reference Number: AA-04884 Created: 2013-04-10 13:51 Last Updated: 2013-04-10 13:51 0 Rating/ Voters

 

Follow the instructions below to browse file(s)/folder(s) in Recovery Points in Server Backup.

1. Click on "Recovery Points" in the Main Menu to open the "Recovery Points" window.

2. In the "Recovery Points" list, select a Server from the drop-down menu located on the "Recovery Points" list toolbar.

3. Select a Disk Safe from the drop-down menu located on the "Recovery Points" list toolbar.

4. In the "Recovery Points" list, find a Recovery Point and click on the "Browse" icon in the "Actions" column for this Recovery Point.

 

Tip
To find a Recovery Point, you can use the Basic and Advanced List Filters.

 

5. "The Browse Recovery Point" window will open.

6. Using the Backup Manager Web Interface, browse the files and folders contained in the Recovery Point.

The built-in file browser functions like the Windows Explorer.

  • To enter to a folder, double-click it.

Note
Make sure you double-click the folder name (text) or icon to enter to the folder. If you double-click the cell background, nothing happens.

  • To go to the parent folder, click on "Up."
  • To go to the desired folder, manually type the path into the address bar and click "Go."
  • To find out the current path, see the address bar.
  • To change the number of items per page, type a value in the appropriate field. Currently, the maximum number of items per page is 25.
  • To navigate by pages, click on the arrow icons or type a page number into the appropriate field.

Columns:

  • Path
  • Size
  • Access Time
  • Modify Time

 

The Backup Manager users can restore entire Device(s) or selected files and folders from any Recovery PointYou can also extract files from a Recovery Point to an off-site server or a local hard disk.

To restore data in the Backup Manager, follow the instructions below.

1. Click on "Recovery Points" in the Main Menu to open the "Recovery Points" window.

2. In the "Recovery Points" list, select a Server from the drop-down menu located on the "Recovery Points" list toolbar.

3. Select a Disk Safe from the drop-down menu located on the "Recovery Points" list toolbar.

4. In the "Recovery Points" list, find a Recovery Point and click on the "Browse" icon in the "Actions" column for this Recovery Point.

 

Tip
To find a Recovery Point, you can use the Basic and Advanced List Filters.

5. The "Browse Recovery Point" window opens.

6. Select the check-boxes next to the files and folders you want to restore.

7. Once the files and folders are selected, click on "Restore Selected."

8. The "Restore Files" window will open.

9. Specify the following options:

Restore to the Server

  • Server - Select this option to restore to a Server that is already in the system. Connects to the Server named and uses the port configured.
  • Host Name/IP - Connects to the specified host name and port. This option allows you to Restore to a Host with a Host Name/IP address that is different than the original Host's.
  • Port Number - Used together with the Host Name/IP.

Restore to Folder

  • Original Location - Restores to the same directories as when the Recovery Point was created.
  • Alternate Location - Specify a path on the Host to Restore the files to. The complete path and directory structure of all selected files will be created under the path specified here. If the specified path does not exist, it will be created.
  • Overwrite Existing Files - When enabled, any existing files or directories with the same name will be overwritten, even if they are newer.

Advanced Options

Note
All Advanced Options described below are enabled by default.

  • Use Compression - Compression works under the hood using QuickLZ. If the compressed size is larger than the uncompressed size, the files are sent uncompressed.
  • Estimate Restore Size - When enabled, you can see the additional "Estimated Restore Size" and "Estimated Object Count" values in the "Reporting" page - "Summary" tab - "Restore Status" area.
  • Restore Discretionary ACLs (File Permissions) - When enabled, all permissions of the file being restored are saved during restore.
  • Restore System ACLs (Audit Rules) - When enabled, all audit rules of the file being restored are saved during restore.

10. Click on the "Restore" button.

11. The "Details for Restore Files" screen displays the progress of the task.

Note
The "Details for Restore Files" screen can be closed and reopened from the Dashboard.

Tip
The task results can be sent via email as a Report.

12. Once the file restore is complete, you'll see the "Details for Restore Files" screen with the following information:

  • File Restore Summary - Shows if the restore was successful.
  • File Restore Statistics - Shows time of restore, average network ratio, number of restored bytes, and compression ratio.

Tip
If the compressed size is larger than the uncompressed size, the files are sent uncompressed.

13. To view the Restore Task details, access the "Task History" menu and click on your last task.

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