System Administration Guide
Chapter 3, Backing up filesystems

Restoring files or directories from backup media

Restoring files or directories from backup media

In the Backup Manager, to restore the contents of a backup that is not a scheduled filesystem backup: 

  1. Select From Current Media from the Restore menu.

  2. Select or enter the ``Media Device'' from which to restore the backup.

  3. Specify what is to be restored:

  4. Specify the ``Host'' and ``Destination directory'' to which to restore the media.

    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. To start the restore, click on Start.

  6. 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.

  7. When prompted, insert each media volume.

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

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