Restoring from a true image backup

Use the following procedure to restore from a true image backup.

To restore from a true image backup

  1. Click File > Select Files and Folders to Restore > from True Image Backup.

  2. Use one of the following methods to select the true image backup that you want to restore:, .

    To restore from the most recent true image backup:

    Click View > Show Most Recent Backup.

    To restore from an earlier true image backup:

    • Click View > Show All Backups.

    • Select a range of images that includes the folder you want to restore.

      The range of images must include the last full backup and its subsequent incremental backups. The images must be true image backups.

      If the full backup is not included, only the files from the most recent incremental backup are restored. If the range of images includes multiple full backups and their incremental backups, NetBackup restores from the images that are associated with the selected folder.

  3. In the All Folders pane, double-click the parent of the folder you want to restore. The window updates to show the available folders for true image restores.

    If NetBackup does not find any folders, check the range of selected backup images and the path.

    If you selected the correct range of images and no folders are found, check with the NetBackup administrator. The policy that backs up the files and folders must be configured with the Collect true image restore information option enabled.

  4. In the Contents pane, select the directory (folder) you want to restore. You must make the selection in the Contents pane.

    To restore an entire directory as it existed on a specific date, you can select only one version of that directory.

    However, you can restore multiple directories in one operation if they are different.


    The size of true image backup directories is listed as 0 bytes.

  5. Preview a list of the required media for 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.

  6. Click Actions > Start Restore of Marked Files.

  7. 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.

  8. Click Start Restore.

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

    See View Status dialog box.