Restore resources using PowerShell cmdlets

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Restoring a resource backup includes initiating a connection session with the SnapCenter Server, listing the backups and retrieving backup information, and restoring a backup.

You must have prepared the PowerShell environment to execute the PowerShell cmdlets.

Steps

  1. Initiate a connection session with the SnapCenter Server for a specified user by using the Open-SmConnection cmdlet.

    Open-smconnection  -SMSbaseurl  https:\\snapctr.demo.netapp.com:8146/
  2. Retrieve the information about the one or more backups that you want to restore by using the Get-SmBackup and Get-SmBackupReport cmdlets.

    This example displays information about all available backups:

     C:\PS>PS C:\> Get-SmBackup
    
    BackupId                      BackupName                    BackupTime                    BackupType
    --------                      ----------                    ----------                    ----------
      1               Payroll Dataset_vise-f6_08... 8/4/2015    11:02:32 AM                 Full Backup
      2               Payroll Dataset_vise-f6_08... 8/4/2015    11:23:17 AM

    This example displays detailed information about the backup from January 29th 2015 to February 3rd, 2015:

    PS C:\> Get-SmBackupReport -FromDateTime "1/29/2015" -ToDateTime "2/3/2015"
    
       SmBackupId           : 113
       SmJobId              : 2032
       StartDateTime        : 2/2/2015 6:57:03 AM
       EndDateTime          : 2/2/2015 6:57:11 AM
       Duration             : 00:00:07.3060000
       CreatedDateTime      : 2/2/2015 6:57:23 AM
       Status               : Completed
       ProtectionGroupName  : Clone
       SmProtectionGroupId  : 34
       PolicyName           : Vault
       SmPolicyId           : 18
       BackupName           : Clone_SCSPR0019366001_02-02-2015_06.57.08
       VerificationStatus   : NotVerified
    
       SmBackupId           : 114
       SmJobId              : 2183
       StartDateTime        : 2/2/2015 1:02:41 PM
       EndDateTime          : 2/2/2015 1:02:38 PM
       Duration             : -00:00:03.2300000
       CreatedDateTime      : 2/2/2015 1:02:53 PM
       Status               : Completed
       ProtectionGroupName  : Clone
       SmProtectionGroupId  : 34
       PolicyName           : Vault
       SmPolicyId           : 18
       BackupName           : Clone_SCSPR0019366001_02-02-2015_13.02.45
       VerificationStatus   : NotVerified
  3. Restore data from the backup by using the Restore-SmBackup cmdlet.

    Restore-SmBackup -PluginCode 'DummyPlugin' -AppObjectId 'scc54.sccore.test.com\DummyPlugin\NTP\DB1' -BackupId 269 -Confirm:$false
    output:
    Name                : Restore 'scc54.sccore.test.com\DummyPlugin\NTP\DB1'
    Id                  : 2368
    StartTime           : 10/4/2016 11:22:02 PM
    EndTime             :
    IsCancellable       : False
    IsRestartable       : False
    IsCompleted         : False
    IsVisible           : True
    IsScheduled         : False
    PercentageCompleted : 0
    Description         :
    Status              : Queued
    Owner               :
    Error               :
    Priority            : None
    Tasks               : {}
    ParentJobID         : 0
    EventId             : 0
    JobTypeId           :
    ApisJobKey          :
    ObjectId            : 0
    PluginCode          : NONE
    PluginName          :

The information regarding the parameters that can be used with the cmdlet and their descriptions can be obtained by running Get-Help command_name. Alternatively, you can also refer to the SnapCenter Software Cmdlet Reference Guide.