Performing a full restore
  • Updated on 22 Jan 2020
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Performing a full restore

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Igneous Data Protect provides a time machine view in the event you need to restore the entire data set to a specific version or date. The steps to do is very simple.

  1. Login to Igneous

  2. Click on Systems and expand the system of interest to get to the export view
    Screen Shot 2020-01-22 at 2.42.32 PM

  3. Click on the export you want to restore to display the right hand menu
    Screen Shot 2020-01-22 at 2.42.59 PM

  4. Click on Restore and you will be presented with the time machine view for the export
    DataSearch-tm-view

  5. Resting your mouse pointer on the selected date navigator on the left will bring up the Full Restore link.

  6. Click the Full Restore link to bring up the Restore user interface.
    DataRestore-UI

  7. Here you can choose a system, share/export and optionally a subdirectory in the path to restore the data to.
    Notes :

  • If restoring data backed up using SMB, the target must be a system known to Igneous.
  • Data backed up using NFS can be restored to a system that has not been added to Igneous. An "Enter custom target" link will be shown below the System drop down when available.
    NFS-custom-target
  • NFS data can only be restored to an NFS target and SMB data can only be restored to a SMB target.
  • Data backed up using Isilon Mixed mode can be restored to either an NFS (only UNIX style mode bits permission is restored) or SMB (SMB ACLs permission set is restored) target.
    Mixed-mode-restore
  1. Click Start restore to begin the process.
  2. Restore progress can be monitored in the Activities page.

Warning :
Pay attention to the Location column in the time machine view. Igneous prioritizes restoring data from the on-premises Igneous data store before recalling from the Cloud to reduce cost. If data is not cached locally, Igneous will automatically recall from the Cloud. Users are able to prefer to recall from the Cloud regardless if data is cached locally. This will incur additional Cloud access cost.

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