Restoring NDMP data

During the restore process, you can select individual files for restore if file history was enabled for the backup job.

Backup Exec cannot gather sufficient file and directory information on an NDMP restore job to accurately populate the Job Summary and Set Detail Information sections of the job history. Therefore, the number of files, directories, files skipped, corrupt files, and files in use always appears as 0.

NDMP backup sets cannot be cataloged unless the following option is selected as a catalog default:

Use storage media-based catalogs

See Changing application settings for the catalogs.


You cannot exclude files and directories from restore jobs on NDMP servers. Excluded directories and files are restored.

To restore NDMP data

  1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Restore.

  2. Click New Restore Job.

  3. Select the data you want to restore.

  4. To change or test logon credentials, on the Properties pane, under Source, click Resource Credentials.

    See Resource Credentials options.

  5. In the Properties pane, under Source, click Device and Media.

  6. Select any of the appropriate options.

    See Device options for restore jobs.

  7. In the Properties pane, under Settings, click NDMP.

  8. Select the tab for your NDMP provider, and then select the appropriate options for this job.

    See NDMP restore options for NetApp/IBM/Fujitsu.

    See NDMP restore options for EMC.

    See NDMP restore options for providers other than NetApp/IBM/Fujitsu and EMC.

  9. Do one of the following:

    • Start the restore job.

    • Select other restore options from the Properties pane, and then start the restore job.

Restoring NDMP data