Performing a volume restore

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You can use the IBM Domino plug-in to perform point-in-time, up-to-the-minute, or selectable up-to-the-minute volume restores for all major storage types.

Make sure to:

  • Set the Data Restore Directory in the configuration file to the Domino data directory.

  • Stop the Domino server.

Volume restore options are as follows:

Restore type Description

Volume restore (point-in-time)

Restores the entire volume to its state at the time of the Snapshot copy.

Volume restore (up-to-the-minute)

Restores the entire volume to its state at the time of the Snapshot copy, then plays forward Domino transaction logs to the most recent copy.

Volume restore (selectable up-to-the-minute)

Restores the entire volume to its state at the time of the Snapshot copy, then plays forward Domino transaction logs to a specified time.

Note For up-to-the-minute and selectable point-in-time restores, Domino transaction logging must be enabled.

Transaction logs can only be played forward. Selecting a time before the Snapshot copy was created causes a restore error.

  1. In the Profiles and Configurations pane, select the configuration file and click Actions > Restore.

    Selecting Restore automatically launches the Snap Creator Framework Restore wizard. Throughout the Restore wizard, click Next to advance to the next page. Click Back to return to the previous page.

    Note If you are restoring from a SnapVault copy, you are prompted to restore from primary or secondary storage. Your selection depends on how you are handling the limitation described in Restoring databases.
  2. On the Restore details page, specify the restore details:

    For this field…​ Do this…​

    Controller/Vserver name

    Select the SVM on the storage system you want to restore from.

    Restore volume name

    Select the volume you want to restore from.

    Policy

    Select the policy for the backup you want to restore from.

    Snap Creator Snapshot Copies/All Snapshot Copies

    Leave the default.

    Restore Snapshot copy name

    Select the Snapshot copy you want to restore from.

    Restore type

    Select Volume Restore.

  3. On the following page, specify the volume restore type:

    For this field…​ Do this…​

    Restore Type

    Click the volume restore type. If you choose Selectable up the minute, new fields are displayed where you can specify the date and time to which you want to play forward Domino transaction logs. Click Ignore Validation if the time on the Snap Creator Server does not match the time on the storage controller.

    Disable Replication

    Select this box to set a new Domino replica ID for restored database files.

  4. Review the summary and click Finish.

  5. In the Volume Restore dialog, click OK.

    Snap Creator starts the restore job. Job information is displayed in the Console pane.

Restart the Domino server when the restore operation is complete.