Restoring from a Windows disk image backup

Use the following procedure to restore Windows disk images.

To restore from a Windows disk image backup

  1. On the destination drive, exit from all applications that are running.

  2. Stop or close any databases that use the destination drive for storage.

  3. Click File > Select Files and Folders to Restore > from Normal Backup.

  4. If necessary, specify the master server that has the backups you want to restore.

    See About specifying NetBackup servers.

  5. Specify the policy type as follows:

    • Click File > Specify NetBackup Machines and Policy Types.

    • From the Policy type for restores list, select MS-Windows.

    • Click OK.

  6. If backup images appear in the NetBackup History pane without corresponding folders or files, do one of the following:

    • Select a backup image or a range of images from which to restore files.

    • Initiate a search.

    See Finding the items you want to restore.

  7. Select the disk image that you want to restore.

    The disk image appears as a logical drive with the name that was specified in the Backup Selections list in the backup policy (such as \\.\D:).

  8. Preview a list of media that is required for the restore:

    Click Actions > Preview media.

    See Media required dialog box.

    If the backup images required to restore the data are on disk storage units rather than removable media such as tape, no media is listed.

    Click OK to close the dialog box.

  9. Click Actions > Start Restore of Marked Files.

  10. In the Restore Marked Files dialog box, select from the following options to meet the requirements for the restore:


    Select one of the following destination options:

    Restore Options

    Job Priority

    You can change the priority of this restore by clicking Override default priority, and then set a priority number.

    The default is 90000. The available range is 0 to 99999.

    See About Job Priority for restores.

  11. Click Start Restore.

  12. In the dialog box that appears, click Yes to view the status of the restore.

    The restore may take a few minutes to complete. After you start a restore operation, you can close Backup, Archive, and Restore and perform other tasks on your computer. NetBackup continues the restore operation in the background.

More Information

View Status dialog box