Restoring your data from the cloud

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You can restore volume, LUNs, and single files from the cloud using the NetApp Data Availability Services app.

Before you begin

Any volume backed up to the cloud (that is, showing three checked shields in the Data Protection window) can be restored using NetApp Data Availability Services. This includes single file restores contained in a protected volume.

About this task

Files and LUNs can be restored to their original location or to an alternate location, and multiple files and LUNs can be restored in the same operation. Volumes can only be restored to an alternate location. To restore a volume, the alternate volume name given should be an empty data protection volume.

  1. In the Restore window, select the object you want to restore; File, LUN, or Volume.

  2. Enter the object’s name in the Search box.
    NetApp Data Availability Services searches its catalog for matching entries. You can enter a few characters or a wildcard, and NetApp Data Availability Services generates a list of matching entries.

  3. Select the desired object and click on Restore.
    The display shows the Snapshot copies that are available. Choose the one based on the backup time.

    You can repeat this step to add multiple files and LUNs to the restore queue.

  4. Click on Add to Restore Queue, then choose the restore location.
    Objects can be restored to the original location or to any alternate location known to NetApp Data Availability Services.
    If you chose alternate location, make sure the directory path within the alternate volume exists as a new directory path will not be created automatically.

Messages at the top of the screen indicate the status of the restore process, which can take some time depending on the size of the volume and network connections. You can monitor the progress of the restore operation on the Activities window.

Restored volumes and LUNs can be managed on the source cluster using System Manager.