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With this function backup files can be restored from backup media (tape, disk etc.) onto the desired computer (client).
In the Introduction section of this manual the administrator can find a short description of the restore procedure.
Searching by task name
Search for a certain task intended for restore by using the selection fields Task and Saved in period. If you use the wild card [*] all tasks are selected. After activating the Next button all the savesets created within the given period are shown in tabular format.
Searching by File or Path Name
This function supports the search for files or directories. Using this method backups containing these files or file patterns are detected and listed.
There is an input-field Search Pattern for filename or path as well as selection fields Task and Saved in period to narrow the search requirements. Selecting the wild card [*], selects all tasks. After activating Next button, the savesets created within the given period and matching the file patterns are shown in tabular format.
If the selection completely restore selected Task is marked, the final mask will change to Start Restore.
Otherwise the File Selector Selective Restore will be switched on.
If the backup type Diff or Incr is selected then a Generation Restore is started. This means that SEP sesam calculates all the required steps for a proper data Restore from the last full backup up until the last desired backup (Diff-, Incr-) and guides this process including media loading and recall automatically.
If the switch is deactivated then only selected backup jobs will be restored. After selecting a specific task for restore the switch Continue is selected and a window is opened Select Files to continue the Restore Process for the desired files.
The previously selected task is visible in the upper part of this window. Below are all the directories and files of the backup task in the usual tree structure. By clicking the symbol [+] to left of the folder the symbol changes to [-] and all the folders and files inside are displayed. By clicking [-] once more the folder is closed again. You can select files or folders for the Restore by clicking the box in front of it. While doing so the absolute path of the selected folder or files is shown above in the line Position.
Note If a folder is selected all the folders and files inside it are selected aswell.
The button search opens a search function in which you can enter the names of folders/files or parts thereof as search criteria.
The found folders and/or files are displayed as a list directly below. By selecting (clicking the box) folders/files and confirming with the button OK they are included in the tree structure of the above window. The button Reset can be used to reset the selection. After clicking the button Next the Start screen to start the Restore is shown.
As soon as a previously selected task name is changed, the system assumes that it is dealing with a planned or Scheduled Restore and will not automatically delete this task.
README.TXT -> ~README.TXT
Once the Restore is started it's saved as a Restore task with the current timestamp in SEP sesam (Components->Tasks) and can be repeated though Activities->Immediate Start->Restore
The window Expert Options offers the option of giving the Restore additional arguments. This is helpful for special options of the SBC command. The Verbose level can be entered to adjust the trace output. Verbose levels from 0 to 6 are available and "none" can be entered aswell. The higher the number the more trace information is logged during the Restore. The SEP Sesam support can offer more options to you aswell as the additional dokumentation for special SBC clients (e.g. SBC for MS Exchange)
Without reduction the whole original path to every file is created when restoring with the original tree structure. With reduction the contents of the path selected with files in this path are restored in the path below it. Example (according to the screenshot above) The files from C:\Program Files\Java are to be saved as a new Restore target in the directory C:\Java. The subdirectories are also created in C:\Java.
The register Filter can be used to only restore data that fits the filter criteria. The filter uses the regular wildcards ('*' and '?') for this, e.g.
*.doc only restores files with the ending
The pre- and post-actions can be switched on and off globaly with the register 'Pre/Post'. Following four options can be used:
Restore tasks are kept for a certain time after they've been executed (e.g. for later reuse). If a task is to be created as a template this time should be set high accordingly. Setting it to '0' means infinite i.e. unlimited lifetime.
The button Apply saved all your adjustments. By comfirming with the Ok button all the adjustments are saved and the window is closed. Cancel closes the 'Expert" window.
Immediately starts a backup process by inserting it into the event calendar at the current time.
Immediately restarts a restore task already configured through the restore wizard.
Shows the configuration dialog to select an existing migration task. It is possible to change a migration task and execute the task immediately by pressing the button Start. You can also create a new migration task and store it under a different name. The configuration of a migration task is described in the chapter Migration tasks.
Immediately starts a media event by inserting it into the event calendar at the current time.
You can choose from four different media actions:
Immediately starts a command event by inserting it into the event calendar at the current time.
Additional guidelines for appropriate command events can be found in the Administration Manual.
All failed backups of a SEP sesam backup day can be restarted in this window.
Next to the Buttons + and - the user can select Tasks in other ways: With a Mouse_click the choice of a Table column can be reversed. Also, with more mouse clicks using Ctrl + Mouse_Click a selection and with Space_Bar (Space) redirect is possible. Multiple lines can be selected using Shift + Key Up or Down .