Restoring data

A restore operation reads backups from the storage device on the NetBackup master server or the NetBackup media server and restores data to the NetWare server. Using the NetWare Client, you can select a combination of files, folders with files, or entire drives to restore. The NetWare Client provides three ways of launching a restore operation:

Server-directed restores created at the NetBackup administration console (see Performing server-directed restores).

User-directed restores created at the NetWare server using the character-based menu-driven (Target) interface that runs on the NetWare server console (see Performing restores using the target method).

User-directed restores created at the Windows workstation running the NetBackup for NetWare NonTarget Browser (see Creating a user-directed backup using the NonTarget method).

The steps for creating a server-directed restore job at the NetBackup master server differ slightly depending on whether you selected to install the Target or NonTarget method.

With all three restore methods, you can select to restore data to the NetWare server from which it was backed up, or redirect the restore so that files backed up from one NetWare Client are restored to another NetWare Client. You can also select to restore true image backups, which restore only the contents of a directory to what it was at the time of a selected automatic full or incremental backup (see Restoring a true image of a directory).

With server-directed restores and restores initiated with the NonTarget method, you can restore data that was backed up by Backup Exec for Windows Servers 7.0 or later (see Restoring from Backup Exec images).

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