The following are instructions for restoring a SharePoint List/Library (in-place restore only) from a specific backup:
1.Navigate to the backup and select a list or library to restore.
2.You can access the Restore wizard by either right-clicking on the selected site or list and selecting the "Restore" option
Or you can access the Restore Wizard by selecting "To Original Location" in the Restore section of the Ribbon.
3.When prompted, select "yes" that you do want to restore the backup to its original location. Then select whether you would like to send notification.
4.The Copy List/Library wizard will now be generated.
5.In the wizard you can choose to provide the List/Library with a new name, or leave it with its original name. You can also choose to create a new Profile or use the Site-Default profile.
6.You can choose from the following configuration options:
List Copy Options
Include Permissions - Select this option to copy the content permissions of the content within the list/library.
Include Versions - copy the version of the content included within the list/library. You can specify if you would like to include all versions of the content, or whether you would like to include the most recent number of specified versions of the content.
Include List Permissions - select this option to copy the list/library permissions.
Include List Views - select this option if you would like to copy the number views of the list/library.
Overwrite if file exists - In a version library, selecting the "Overwrite if File Exists" option does not overwrite the files already in SharePoint. SharePoint will append these to the list as new versions.
Incremental Copy - Incremental or delta migrations are an important and powerful option for large or ongoing projects and migration validation. Once enabled this option will migrate new, modified or versioned content from the source to the destination, capturing changes made by users during the previous migration.
The value entered into the "Last" field will limit the amount of content examined to the time period specified, starting at present time.
To perform an incremental migration, enter the amount of time to include and select the appropriate time period in days, weeks or months. Incremental migration is designed to be used in scenarios where the destination is not being modifed.
To perform a delta migration, enter zero in the field and select days as the time period. Delta migration is designed to be used in scenarios where both the source and destination may be modified during the course of the migration. Please note that a delta migration compares dates between source and destination to determine which content to include, so it will take more time to process than an incremental migration.
NOTE: The Overwrite if File Exists parameter will be disabled if this option is selected.
7.Once you have configured all of your settings, click Finish to complete the restore.
NOTE: By default the restore process will put all the content, metadata, site/list structure, permissions and other supported objects back into the original backup location.
The following are instructions for restoring specific SharePoint content (in-place and out of place restore supported for SharePoint content):
1.Navigate to the backup operation that contains the content you wish to restore. Double click on the list/library where the content resides.
2.The application will display the content in the Contents pane. Select the object(s) to restore.
3.Right-click and select the "Restore" option or choose "To Original Location" button in the Restore section of the Backup Ribbon.
4.The Restore Document Options window will pop up. Select the restore settings you would like to apply and click Finish.
Include Permissions - restore permissions for the specific content.
Include All Versions - include all versions of the specific content.
Include most recent Versions - include only the most recent specified number of versions of the specific content.
Documents can be restored in-place or documents can be restored out-of-place. If a document is restored to any location where a document with the same name already exists, the restore operation will overwrite/replace the current SharePoint document. If a document with that name does not exist, then it will be restored from the backup as a new document.
When restoring a list item, the operation will create a new item in the selected location. This means that if the item already exists in this list, a second (or more) item will be created with potentially the same metadata.