Restoring a specific file or directory
Igneous Data Protect includes the ability to restore a single file or an entire subdirectory in a backed up export. There are 2 approaches to achieving this goal - via Data Search or the exports view. Below we will document the exports view method which is most commonly used if you already know what you want to restore.
- Login to Igneous
- Click on Systems and expand the system of interest to get to the export view
- Click on the export you want to restore to display the right hand menu
- Click on Restore and you will be presented with the time machine view for the export
- Resting your mouse pointer on the file of interest will bring up the Restore link.
- Click the Restore link to bring up the Restore user interface.
- Here you can choose a system, share/export and optionally a subdirectory in the path to restore the data to.
- 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 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.
- Click Start restore to begin the process.
- Restore progress can be monitored in the Activities page.
When restoring files, you can also click on the file to bring up the file details page which will provide additional details of the file before initiating a restore. In this view, you can click Restore to bring up the restore user interface or simply click on the file icon (the icon will be overlaid with a download icon) to download the file to your local desktop.
Pay attention to the Location column in the time machine view and the Location(s): field in the file detail 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.