Restoring data using the Health/Volumes inventory page

You can restore overwritten or deleted files, directories, or an entire volume from a Snapshot copy by using the restore feature on the Health/Volumes inventory page. Restoring data from volumes that have a version of ONTAP that is earlier than 8.2 is not supported.

Before you begin

You must have the OnCommand Administrator or Storage Administrator role.

About this task

You cannot restore NTFS file streams.

The restore option is not available in the following instances:


  1. In the Health/Volumes inventory page, select a volume from which you want to restore data.
  2. From the toolbar, click Restore.
    The Restore dialog box is displayed.
  3. Select the volume and Snapshot copy from which you want to restore data, if different from the default.
  4. Select the items you want to restore.
    You can restore the entire volume, or you can specify folders and files you want to restore.
  5. Select the location to which you want the selected items restored; either Original Location or Alternate Location.
  6. Click Restore.
    The restore process begins.