NDMP restore options for NetApp/IBM/Fujitsu

When you create a restore job for NDMP, you can select any of the following options.

See Restoring NDMP data.

Table: NDMP restore options for NetApp/IBM/Fujitsu



Restore Access Control Lists

Restores NetApp Access Control Lists.

Enable Direct Access Recovery

Enables Backup Exec to use Direct Access Recovery (DAR) during the restore job. With DAR-enabled recovery, Backup Exec can specify the exact location of a file in a backup data stream. The NDMP server can then read the data applicable to the single file being restored,. This practice reduces the amount of information that is processed and significantly reduces recovery time. If DAR is not available, the restore may take significantly longer.

Restore without writing data to disk (Verify data without doing a restore)

Tests the validity of the data that you selected for the restore job. Backup Exec does not restore the data. For NetApp/IBM filers, you should use this option to verify data instead of Backup Exec’s verify backup job option.

Preserve tree

Restores the data with its original directory structure intact. This option is enabled by default. If you clear this option, all data in the directories and the subdirectories is restored to the path you specify in the File Redirection dialog box.

See File Redirection restore options .


This option affects restore jobs for NetApp/IBM/Fujitsu data only. For EMC data, use the Preserve treeoption on the EMC tab. For non-NDMP data, use the Preserve tree option on the General Restore Job Properties dialog box.

See General options for restore jobs.

NDMP restore options for NetApp/IBM/Fujitsu