4 4 3:Scheduling Restore

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A restore task can be started immediately from the wizard or saved and scheduled like any other task. For example, a selective restore can be scheduled to run at the completion of the daily backup routine, e.g., the last backed up file can be restored to a new directory to check and control the data integrity. For details on creating a restore task, see Standard Restore Procedure.

Adding a restore task to a schedule

Once you have created and saved your restore task, you can edit it in the Main Selection -> Tasks -> By clients, or add it to an already existing schedule.

  1. In the Main Selection -> Scheduling -> Schedules, select the schedule to which you would like to add a restore task. Right-click it and select New restore event. If you have not configured a schedule yet, you have to configure it first by clicking the New schedule button in the Schedules window. For details, see Schedules.
  2. New restore event window is displayed. You can review the selected schedule parameters by clicking the Schedule tab.

  3. Click the Source tab. From the Restore task drop-down list, select the name of the restore task you want to schedule.

  4. Select Fix restore option if you want to run the restore exactly as defined by the task parameters using the same backup save set. If you want to adjust the restore task, for example to use the most recent backup save set, select the Selection radio button. In the latter case, the following can be defined:
    • Relative backup day defines the time range for the save sets that are considered for restore. Negative numbers specify days in the past, while positive numbers specify days in the future. For example, a range of -7 to 0 defines that a backup save set to restore is less than a week old.
    • FDI type allows you to specify which backup level of save set will be used for restore: C (copy backup), F (full backup), D (differential backup), I (incremental backup).
    • Selection drop-down list provides the following options for the specific backup save set to be restored:
      • youngest: The most recent backup in the range of the relative backup day will be used for restore.
      • oldest: The eldest backup backup in the range of the relative backup day will be used for restore.
    • Pool restriction allows you to define that a save set must come from the specified media pool.
    • State drop-down list provides an option to select the condition of the backup that will be used for restore:
      • successfully or with warnings: The backup has completed successfully or with warnings.
      • only successful: Only backup that completed successfully without warnings will be considered for restore.
      • only with warnings: Only backup that completed with warnings will be considered for restore.
      • partially restorable: The backup that failed but is listed as partially restorable in the main log.
  5. Click the Destination Parameter tab. You can set the restore job priority and define the target drive for restore.

    • Priority: You can define a priority of your restore event. SEPuler always executes the schedules with higher priority first. Default priority level is 1, which is the lowest priority (the highest is 99). The only exception are the schedules with priority 0, which override all other priorities and are always executed. For details, see SEPuler.
    • Blocking date: This should be used together with high priority for special events. If checked, the blocking event will block events of the same type of a lower priority, ensuring the restore to be processed in case other restores are scheduled at the same time.
    • Enforce FULL: Relevant only for scheduling backup tasks. (It enforces full backup in case that a full backup cannot be found).
    • Drive Group: Backup-related parameter, not selectable for restore.
    • Drive: Specifies the target drive that will be used for restore.
    • Interface: Backup-related parameter, not selectable for restore.
    • Follow up (≥4.4.3): Specification of events that are started on the SEP sesam Server once the initial event has completed. For details, see Follow-up Events.
  6. Click OK to add your restore task to a schedule. You can review your schedules and assigned events, trigger immediate start of events or delete them by right-clicking the selected schedule.