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NetVault 12.4 - Administration Guide

Introduction Getting started Configuring clients Managing catalog search Configuring storage devices
About storage devices SAN considerations Quest DR Series systems Quest QoreStor NetVault SmartDisk EMC Data Domain Systems Snapshot Array Manager Virtual Tape Libraries Virtual standalone drives Shared Virtual Tape Libraries Physical tape devices Storage tiers
Backing up data Managing policies Restoring data Managing NetVault Backup dashboard Managing jobs Monitoring logs Managing storage devices
Role-based access to manage storage devices Monitoring device activity Managing disk-based storage devices in list view Managing disk-based storage devices in tree view Managing the Snapshot Array Manager Managing tape libraries in list view Managing tape libraries in tree view Managing tape drives in list view Managing tape drives in tree view Adding shared devices
Managing storage media Managing user and group accounts Monitoring events and configuring notifications Reporting in NetVault Backup Working with client clusters Configuring default settings for NetVault Backup
About configuring default settings Configuring encryption settings Configuring plug-in options Configuring default settings for post-scripts Configuring default settings for Verify Plug-in Configuring Deployment Manager Settings Configuring Job Manager settings Configuring Logging Daemon settings Configuring Media Manager settings Configuring Network Manager settings Configuring Process Manager settings Configuring RAS device settings Configuring Schedule Manager settings Configuring Web Service settings Configuring Auditor Daemon settings Configuring firewall settings Configuring general settings Configuring security settings Synchronizing NetVault Time Configuring the reporting utility Configuring NetVault Backup WebUI default settings Configuring NetVault Backup to use a specific VSS provider Configuring default settings using Txtconfig
Diagnostic tracing Managing diagnostic data Using the deviceconfig utility NetVault Backup processes Environment variables Network ports used by NetVault Backup Troubleshooting
Common errors Safe Mode in NetVault Backup

Restoring data

About restoring data

Restore refers to reconstructing all or part of a system from a backup.

You can perform a restore job for various reasons, such as the following:

The NetVault Backup plug-ins integrate with the native APIs to restore and recover application-specific data from backups. Depending on the application type, these plug-ins provide different methods and options to restore data.

In general, NetVault Backup offers the following restore features:

Role-based actions to restore jobs

Create Restore Job




Create Restore Job - Manage Indices




Create Restore Job - Media List




Change Expiry Date




To restore data, you need to create and submit a restore job. You can create a restore job definition from the Create Restore Job link in the Navigation pane.

A restore job definition includes the following components:

These components are stored in NetVault Backup Sets. For more information about NetVault Backup Sets, see About NetVault Backup Sets.

Each restore job has a Job ID number and a Job Name. The Job ID number is an auto-generated number. The Job Name is a user‑defined string that allows you to easily identify the job when monitoring its progress or viewing the job logs.

Creating restore jobs


You can use the restore job wizard to create and submit restore jobs. The wizard can be accessed from the Create Restore Job link in the Navigation pane.

In the Navigation pane, click Create Restore Job.
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).

The Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page loads a maximum of 5000 records initially. The total number of records fetched is displayed at the lower-right corner of the table.
You can click Load more to load the next set of records, if available. Each load action fetches a maximum of 5000 records. This button is disabled if there are no more records to load.
You can use the Search option to filter the table data and quickly find entries that contain the specified string in any column values. You can also include wildcards (“?” or “*”) in the search filter string. For more information, see Searching for files in savesets.
NOTE: If the online backup index is unavailable for the selected saveset, the Confirm load dialog box is displayed. To load the index from the backup media, click OK, and then in the Load Index dialog box, type or select the number of days you want to store the index in the NetVault Database.
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, saveset size, and cataloged status.
Restore All Using Defaults. This option selects the entire saveset and pre-populates the details on the Create Restore Job page. It then navigates you to the Create Restore Job page where you can optionally change the details by using the buttons beside each text box. The job name appears in the following format: Restore_Saveset savesetid_system date and time _jobid+1. Optionally, you can change the job name. For more information about changing the restore details, continue to the next step. To restore using the pre-populated defaults, skip to Step 11.
Restore. This option opens the Create Selection Set page. On the Create Selection Set page, select the items that you want to restore.
Click Edit Plugin Options, and configure the options that you want to use, and then click Next.
On the Create Restore Job page, specify a name for the job.
In the Target Client list, select the restore target. To restore data to the same client (from which data was backed up), use the default setting.
To restore data to an alternate client, select the target client in the list. Alternatively, click Choose. In the Choose the Target Client dialog box, select the client, and click OK.
In the Schedule list, select an existing Schedule Set, or click Create New, and configure the schedule type and schedule method. For more information. For more information, see Creating Schedule Sets.
The predefined set “Immediate” is selected by default. To run the job as soon as it is submitted, use this set.
In the Source Options list, select an existing Source Set, or click Create New, and configure the source device options. For more information, see Creating Source Sets for restore jobs.
The predefined set “Any Device” is selected by default. To select any available device for the job, use this set.
In the Advanced Options list, select an existing Restore Advanced Options Set, or click Create New, and configure the options that you want to use. For more information, see Creating Restore Advanced Options Sets.
The predefined set “Restore from selected backup” is selected by default.
You can monitor the job progress from the Job Status page and view the logs from the View Logs page. For more information, see Viewing job activity and Viewing log messages.
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