Specifying the restore network

Backup Exec restores data using the default network information.

See Setting default backup network and security options.

However, you can override the default settings for a restore job. Isolating the restore job to a specific network ensures other connected critical networks are not affected when the restore job is being processed.

To specify the restore network

  1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Restore.

  2. Click New Restore Job.

  3. Select the data to be restored.

  4. On the Properties pane, under Settings, click Network and Security.

  5. Select the appropriate options as follows:

    Network interface

    Select the name of the network interface card that connects the media server to the network you want to use for the restore network. The list includes all available network interface cards on the media server.

    If you are using the Central Admin Server Option (CASO), select the Use the default network interface for the managed media server option if you want CASO delegated restore jobs to be processed using the network interface card configured as the default in the managed media server.


    The options are as follows:

    • Use any available protocol

    • Use IPv4

    • Use IPv6


    Displays the 32-bit number that determines the subnet to which the network interface card belongs.

    Allow use of any available network interface, subnet, or protocol for remote agents not bound to the above network interface, subnet, or protocol

    If a remote system that you selected for backup or restore is not part of the specified restore network, select this check box to ensure that the data from the remote system is backed up or restored over any available network.

    If you do not select this check box and you selected data from a remote system that is not part of the specified restore network, the job fails because Backup Exec cannot back up or restore the data from the remote system.

    Interface details

    Displays the Media Access Control (MAC) address, Adapter type, Description, IP addresses, and subnet prefixes of the network interface you selected for the restore network.

  6. Continue selecting options for the restore job.

  7. If you want to run the job now, click Run Now. Otherwise, on the Properties pane, under Frequency, click Schedule to set the scheduling options you want to use.

More Information

Restoring data by using the Restore Wizard

Specifying backup networks

Scheduling jobs