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arcserve-KB : How to search a File/Folder and then restore it using arcserve D2D?

Last Update: 2016-11-23 15:20:51 UTC

 

Components:CA ARCSERVE D2D: 15.0
Last Modified Date:    05/16/2011
Document ID:    TEC523569
Tech Document
Title:  How to search a File/Folder and then restore it using CA ARCserve D2D?

Description:

This document explains the steps to search a file/folder and then restore it using CA ARCserve D2D.

Solution:

Each time CA ARCserve D2D performs a successful backup, all backed up files/folders are included in the snapshot image of the backup. This restore method allows you to specify exactly which file/folder you want to restore.

Steps to Restore a file using Restore by Find File/Folder :-

  1. From the CA ARCserve D2D home page (or tray icon), select 'Restore'. The 'Restore' dialog opens. 

    Figure 1 
  2. Click the 'Find Files/Folders to Restore' option. The 'Find Files/Folders to Restore' dialog opens.

    Figure 2 
  3. Select backup location - By default, the backup location would be the current backup destination. The backup location is the location where the backup images are stored. If the recovery points are in a different location, type the folder path or click on 'Browse' to select the other location. If necessary, enter the User name and Password credentials to gain access to that location. 
  4. File Name - Specify the file or folder name to restore, optionally if the exact file/folder name to be restored is not known then a search can be performed using wildcard characters. 

    The wildcard characters supported for the file or folder name are as follows:

    • '*' - Use the asterisk to substitute zero or more characters in a file or folder name.
    • '?' - Use the question mark to substitute a single character in a file or folder name.
    For example, if *.txt is specified, all files with a .txt file extension appear in the search results.

    Note:- The File Name field supports full name searching and wildcard searching. If the complete file name is not known, then simplify the results of the search by specifying the wildcard characters '*' and '?' in the File Name field.
  5. Search Path - If necessary, specify a path to further filter the search and select whether to include or not include any subdirectories. 
  6. Click 'Find' to launch the search. The results of the search will be displayed. If the search discovers multiple occurrences (recovery points) of the same searched file, it will list all occurrences sorted by date (with the most recent listed first).

    Figure 3 
  7. After selecting the file\folder to be restored, click 'Next'. The 'Restore Options' dialog opens.

    Figure 4 
  8. Specify the following Restore Options: 

    • Select the restore destination: 

      The available options, 
      • Restore to Original Location: Specifies to restore to the original location from where the file was backed up. 
      • Restore to: Select this option to restore the file/folder to an alternate location. The location can be specified or click on 'Browse' to select the location. If necessary, enter the User Name and Password credentials to gain access to that location.
    • Resolving Conflicts: 

      These options determine how CA ARCserve D2D should resolve conflicting files during the restore: 

      The available options are, 
      • Overwrite existing files: Overwrites (replaces) any existing files that are located at the restore destination. All objects will be restored from the backup files regardless of their current presence on your machine. 
      • Replace active files: Replaces any active files upon reboot. If during the restore attempt CA ARCserve D2D discovers that the existing file is currently in use or being accessed, it will not immediately replace that file, but instead to avoid any problems will delay the replacement of the active files until the next time the machine is rebooted. (The restore will occur immediately, but the replacement of any active files is done during the next reboot
        Note:- If this option is not selected any active file will be skipped from the restore. 
      • Rename files: Creates a new file if the file name already exists. Selecting this option will copy the source file to the destination with the same filename but a different extension. Data will then be restored to the new file. 
      • Skip existing files: Skips over and not overwrite (replace) any existing files that are located at the restore destination. Only objects that are not currently existing on your machine will be restored from the backup files. By default, this option is selected. 
    • Select what CA ARCserve D2D will or will not do with the directory structure during the restore process. 

      Create root directory 
      • This option is not selected by default, when the Create Root Directory option is not selected (unchecked), the file/folder to be restored will be restored directly to the destination folder.
    • When the Create Root Directory option is selected (checked), the entire root directory path for the files/folders (including the volume name) will be recreated to the destination folder. If the files/folders to be restored are from the same volume name, then the destination root directory path will not include that volume name. However, if the files/folders to be restored are from different volume names, then the destination root directory path will include the volume name. 


      For example, if during the backup you captured the files 'C:\Folder1\SubFolder2\A.txt', 'C:\Folder1\SubFolder2\B.txt', and also E:\Folder3\SubFolder4\C.txt' and during the restore you specified to the restore destination as 'D:\Restore'. 
      • If you select to restore just the 'A.txt' file, the destination for the restored file will be 'D:\Restore\ Folder1\SubFolder2\A.txt' (the entire root directory without the volume name will be recreated).
      • If you select to restore both the 'A.txt' and 'C.txt' files, the destination for the restored files will be 'D:\Restore\C\Folder1\SubFolder2\A.txt' and 'D:\Restore\E\Folder3\SubFolder4\C.txt' (the entire root directory with the volume name will be recreated).
  9. After the restore options are selected, click 'Next'. The 'Restore Summary' dialog is displayed.

    Figure 5 
  10. Review the displayed information to verify that all the restore options and settings are correct.

    • If the summary information is not correct, click 'Previous' to go back and make the changes.
    • If the summary information is correct, click 'Finish' to launch the restore process.

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