System Administration Guide
Chapter 3, Backing up filesystems

Restoring files from a scheduled filesystem backup

Restoring files from a scheduled filesystem backup

In the Backup Manager: 

  1. Select the filesystem from which to restore files or directories.

  2. Select From Backup History from the Restore menu.


    NOTE: If you have not performed a scheduled backup for the filesystem, you see a message like:
       Cannot get backup set for system
    

  3. Specify the date to which to restore your directories or files in the ``Restore to Date'' field.

    The Backup Manager selects the backup set required to restore the files based on this date. By default, the Backup Manager restores the files to the current date. To restore your files to a different date, enter the date in ``Restore to Date''.

  4. To restore the files to a destination other than the original location, click on the Destination button, select Alternate location, specify the host and alternate directory, then click on OK.

    The restoration might overwrite existing files. To be safe, restore into a temporary directory, such as /tmp.


    NOTE: The directory to which you restore a backup must be at least as large as the files and directories you are restoring.

  5. Select Files or Directories and click on Select.

  6. Select the files to restore and click on OK. See ``Selecting directories or files to restore''.

  7. Click on Start.

  8. At the confirmation prompt, click on OK to start the restore. To view the list of files to be restored, click on View Selected Files.

  9. When prompted, insert each specified backup media volume into the drive and click on OK.

  10. When the restoration is complete, click on OK.

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