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NetVault Backup Plug-in for NDMP 10.0.5 - Application Notes for Mirapoint Message Server

Restoring data using the plug-in

On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, the saveset table provides a list of available savesets.

Saveset is online (all segments are online).

Saveset is partially online (some segments are online).

Saveset is offline (all segments are offline).


Displays savesets created for particular clients.

Click the Client box, and in the Choose Client dialog box, select the clients. Click OK to close the dialog box.

Plugin Type

Displays savesets created using a particular plug-in.

Click the Plugin Type box, and in the list, select the plug-in.


Displays savesets created during a specified period.

Click the Date box, and in the list, select the option that you want to use. The available options are Last 24 hours, Last Week, Last Month, Last 6 Months, Last Year, and Any.


Displays savesets created for particular jobs.

Click the Job box, and in the Choose Job dialog box, select the jobs. Click OK to close the dialog box.
When you select a saveset, the following details are displayed in the Saveset Information area: job ID number, job title, tag, server name, client name, plug-in name, saveset date and time, retirement setting, Incremental Backup or not, archive or not, and saveset size.
On the Create Selection Set page, select the data that you want to restore:
Entire backup: Select the root node (/usr/store) to restore the entire saveset.
All mailboxes: Select /usr/store/spool/user to restore all mailboxes.
Individual mailbox: Select /usr/store/spool/user/<mailbox name> to restore an individual mailbox.
NOTE: If the Save File Information option was not selected during backup, then you cannot perform granular restores. For such savesets, select the root item and restore the entire saveset.
Click Edit Plugin Options, and configure the following settings.

NDMP Server

The name of the server from which the data was backed up is displayed in this field. Do not change this default value.

Direct Access Restore Mode

The Mirapoint Message Server does not support DAR. Therefore, do not change the default selection for this option. The restore job fails if you change the default selection.

Incremental Restore

Select this option when restoring dump levels 1 through 9.

Click OK to save the settings, and then click Next.
In Job Name, specify a name for the job.
In the Target Client list, the client from which data was backed up is selected by default. Do not change this setting.
Click Submit to submit the job for scheduling.
You can monitor the job progress from the Job Status page and view the logs from the View Logs page. For more information about these functions, see the Dell NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.

Post-restore procedures

On completion of the restore procedure, perform the following steps:

If you selected /usr/store to restore the entire saveset, reboot the server.

Restoring Incremental Backups

The incremental restores build on each other. To restore an Incremental Backup, you must have all the backups from Level-0 through the last backup in the backup sequence that you want to restore.

Searching for files in savesets

The Search option on the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page allows you to find specific files or data items without opening any savesets or browsing through their contents. You can use filenames or regular expressions to find the data items that you want to restore.

On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, click Search.
In the Search for files in savesets dialog box, configure the following options:
Search String: Type the search string.
Regular expression search: To use POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface for Unix) regular expressions in the Search String box, select this check box.
Case sensitive: To perform a case-sensitive search, select this check box.
Click Search. On the Search Results page, you can view the savesets that contain the specified files or data items.
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