About restoring data

With Backup Exec, you can retrieve information from storage media, including media created with backup software other than Backup Exec, and restore it to any server or remote workstation.

In most cases, you will need to restore only one file, but there may be times when directories, groups of files, or an entire system will need to be restored.

Backup Exec offers the following methods for finding the files you need to restore:

Table: Methods for finding files to restore



Resource view

Lists backed up data by the resource from which it was backed up. This feature is useful for finding files that were located on a certain server or workstation.

Media view

Lists the data that is contained on a piece of media. This feature is useful for viewing the contents of a tape that was backed up from another media server.

Selections detail view

Enables you to specify file and date attributes for the data you want to restore.

Search catalogs

Enables you to find files or other items that you want to restore, or to make sure that you have backups of certain files. This feature also enables you to see all cataloged, backed up versions of a file, so you can restore earlier versions if needed.

You can select options that you want to use for most restore jobs. Backup Exec will use the default options unless you override them when setting up a specific restore job.

When creating your restore jobs, you can do the following:

  • Restore data to the system from which it was originally backed up or redirect the restore to another system.

  • Specify if the restore job should begin processing immediately or schedule it to run at a future time.

  • Specify which local network is to be used for restoring data, ensuring that other connected critical networks are not affected by this Backup Exec job.

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