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Restore a resource backup

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You can use SnapCenter to restore resources. The capabilities of the restore operations depends upon the plug-in that you use.

What you will need

  • You must have backed up the resource or resource groups.

  • The SnapCenter administrator must have assigned you the storage virtual machines (SVMs) for both the source volumes and destination volumes if you are replicating Snapshot copies to a mirror or vault.

  • You must have cancelled any backup operation that is currently in progress for the resource or resource group you want to restore.

About this task

The default restore operation only restores storage objects. Restore operations at the application level can only be performed if the custom plug-in provides that capability.


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Resources, and then select the appropriate plug-in from the list.

  2. In the Resources page, filter resources from the View drop-down list based on resource type.

    The resources are displayed along with information such as type, host or cluster name, associated resource groups and policies, and status.

    Note Although a backup might be for a resource group, when you restore, you must select the individual resources you want to restore.

    If the resource is not protected, Not protected is displayed in the Overall Status column.

    The status Not protected in the Overall Status column can mean either that the resource is not protected, or that the resource was backed up by a different user.

  3. Select the resource or select a resource group and then select a resource in that group.

    The resource topology page is displayed.

  4. From the Manage Copies view, select Backups either from the primary or secondary (mirrored or vaulted) storage systems.

  5. In the Primary backup(s) table, select the backup that you want to restore from, and then click restore icon.

    restoring resources
  6. In the Restore Scope page, select either Complete Resource or File Level.

    1. If you selected Complete Resource, the resource backup is restored.

      If the resource contains volumes or qtrees as Storage Footprint, then newer Snapshot copies on such volumes or qtrees are deleted and cannot be recovered. Also, if any other resource is hosted on same volumes or qtrees, then that resource is also deleted.

    2. If you selected File Level, then you can either select All, or select volumes or qtrees, and then enter the path related to the volumes or qtrees that are selected separated by commas.

      • You can select multiple volumes and qtrees.

      • If resource type is LUN, entire LUN is restored. You can select multiple LUNs.
        NOTE: If you select All, all the files on the volumes, qtrees, or LUNs are restored.

  7. In the Recovery Type page, perform the following steps: select option to apply logs. Make sure your plugin supports All logs and Logs until restore type before selecting it.

    If you want to…​ Do this…​

    Restore all logs

    Select All logs. Ensure that the plug-in supports All logs.

    Restore all logs till the specified time

    Select Logs until. Ensure that the plug-in supports Logs until.

    Restore the resource backup

    Select None.

  8. In the Pre ops page, enter pre restore and unmount commands to run before performing a restore job.

  9. In the Post ops page, enter mount and post restore commands to run after performing a restore job.

  10. In the Notification page, from the Email preference drop-down list, select the scenarios in which you want to send the emails.

    You must also specify the sender and receiver email addresses, and the subject of the email. SMTP must also be configured in the Settings > Global Settings page.

  11. Review the summary, and then click Finish.

  12. Monitor the operation progress by clicking Monitor > Jobs.