This document explains how file level restores works in CA ARCserve D2D and about the different restore methods.
How File Level Restores Work?
During a block-level backup, each backed up file is made up of a collection of blocks that define that particular file. In addition, a catalog file is also created containing a list of the backed up files, along with the individual blocks that were used for each file and the available recovery points for these files. When a particular file needs to be restored it can be searched from the backup image and then the file to be restored can be selected by selecting correct recovery point. CA ARCserve D2D will then collect the version of the blocks that were used for the recovery point of the specified file and reassemble and restore the file.
CA ARCserve D2D provides two methods to restore,
- Browse Recovery Point: This method of restore is helpful when the location(full path) of the file to be restored is known. It allows you to select a date and then the recovery point from a calendar view. You can then browse through the backup content (including applications) to select the data which needs to be restored.
Note: You must use the Browse Recovery Points if you want to restore any applications.
- Find Files/Folders To Restore:
This method allows you to search for a file name pattern in a specific location and/or the file version to be restored.