Redirecting a restore job

Backup Exec defaults to restoring data to the resource from which the data originated. By using the Restore Job Properties - Redirection dialog boxes, you can restore data to any protected server or share.

To redirect database files that are protected by licensed Backup Exec agents such as SQL or Exchange, on the Task pane, under Destination, select the redirection option for the agent.

To redirect a restore job

  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 Destination, click File Redirection.

  5. Select the appropriate options as follows:

    Redirect file sets

    Click this option to specify target paths or resources other than where the data was originally backed up.

    Restore to drive

    Select the destination for the restored data. Click the Browse button (...) to view local and network drives.

    Server logon account

    The current logon account being used by the server appears. If you need to use another logon account, click Change, and then select or create another account.

    See Creating a new Backup Exec System Logon Account.

    Click Clear to clear this field.

    Restore to path

    Specify the target path on the device listed in the Restore to Drive field. If you want to retain the original directory structure, make sure that the Preserve Tree option is selected in the Restore Job Properties - Settings - General dialog box. If the Preserve tree option is not selected, all of the data will be restored to the path designated in this field.

    Path logon account

    Enter the logon account required for the target path. If you need to use another logon account, click Change, and then select or create another account. Click Clear to clear this field.

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

More Information

General options for restore jobs

Using redirected restore for Active Directory, Active Directory Application Mode for Windows Server 2003/2008

Redirecting restores for SQL

Redirecting SharePoint 2001 restore jobs

Scheduling jobs