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arcserve-KB : How to export recovery points from arcserve D2D to a different location?

Last Update: 2015-12-15 22:18:00 UTC

CA ARCSERVE D2D: 15.0
Last Modified Date:    05/07/2010
Document ID:    TEC520328
Tech Document
Title:  How to export recovery points from CA ARCserve D2D to a different location?

Description:

This document explains about the steps to export recovery points.

  • Each time CA ARCserve D2D performs a successful backup, a point-in-time snapshot image of your backup is also created.
  • This collection of recovery points allows you to locate and specify exactly which backup image you want to copy.
  • You may want to copy/export recovery point information to safely store it offsite in case of a catastrophe, or you may want to save your recovery points to multiple locations, or you may just want to consolidate your backups if your destination is getting full and you still want to preserve all your recovery points.
  • When you select a recovery point to copy/export you are not only capturing the backup blocks that were created for that specified point-in-time, but also whatever previous backup blocks are needed to recreate a full and most recent backup image.

Solution:

Steps to export recovery points using CA ARCserve D2D

  1. Login to CA ARCserve D2D. In CA ARCserve D2D Home Page, under the Tasks click on 'Export Recovery point'.

    Figure 1
  2. This will open the Export Recovery Point dialog as shown below.

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  3. Specify the backup source under Select backup location.

    Figure 1

    • By default all the recovery points are displayed from the current backup destination. To export recovery points from a different backup source you can either specify the location or browse to that location where the backups are stored.
    • Click on the green arrow button to verify the connection to the specified location. If necessary, enter the User name and Password credentials to gain access to that location.
    • The calendar view will highlight (in green) all dates during the displayed time period that contain recovery points for that backup source.
  4. Select the recovery point to export.

    1. Select the calendar date for the backup image you want to export.

      The corresponding recovery points for that date are displayed, along with the time of the backup, the type of backup that was performed, and the name of the backup.
    2. Select a recovery point that you want to export.

      The corresponding backup content (including any applications) for that recovery point is displayed.
  5. Specify the export options.

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    1. Specify the destination where the recovery points will be exported.

      You can either specify a location or browse to the location where the copy of your selected recovery point will be stored. Click on the green arrow button to verify the connection to the specified location. If necessary, enter the User name and Password.
    2. Select the level of compression to be performed.

      Note: The specified backup compression level has no relation with copy compression level. For example, in backup destination the compression level may be set to Standard; however, when you submit the copy job, the compression can be changed to No Compression or Maximum Compression.

      The available options are:

      • No Compression - No compression will be performed. This option has the lowest CPU usage (fastest speed), but also has the highest disk space usage for your backup image.
      • Standard Compression - Some compression will be performed. This option provides a good balance between CPU usage and disk space usage. This is the default setting.
      • Maximum Compression - Maximum compression will be performed. This option provides the highest CPU usage (lowest speed), but also has the lowest disk space usage for your backup image.

        Note: If your backup image contains uncompressible data (such as JPG images, ZIP files, and so on), additional storage space may need to be allocated to handle such data. As a result, if you select any compression option and have uncompressible data in your backup, it may actually result in an increase in your disk space usage.
  6. Click on 'Create a copy'.

    Now an informational message stating that Copy successfully submitted can be seen.

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    The copy process would start now. It would copy the recovery point image from the backup source to the export destination.
  7. You can view the progress of the copy in the Job Monitor.

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  8. Once the job is completed, the exported recovery points can be seen in the Export Destination.

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