Searching for files to restore

You can search the catalog to easily find files that you want to restore, or to make sure that you have backups of certain files. This feature also enables you to see all cataloged, backed up versions of a file, so you can restore earlier versions if you need to. You can also use this feature to make sure that you have multiple copies of a file before removing it with an archive job.

To search for files to restore

  1. On the Edit menu, click Search Catalogs.

  2. Do one of the following:

    To search for a file by name and resource

    Select the Name and Resource tab, and then complete the appropriate options.

    See Name and resource options for catalog search.

    To search for files by date modified

    Select the Date Modified tab, and then complete the appropriate options.

    See Date modified options for catalog search.

  3. Click Find Now.

    Click Stop to halt the search, or New Search to search for another file.

    The Catalog Search results window appears. All of the backed up versions of the file appear in the Catalog Search window. Double-click the file to view the file's properties.

    To sort the listings by filename, size, type or date modified, click the appropriate column heading.

  4. Check the version of the file you want to restore and click Apply.

  5. Submit the job using the same procedures required for other restore jobs.

    Backup Exec will prompt you to insert the correct media if it is not already located in a drive.

More Information

Restoring data by using the Restore Wizard