SEP sesam provides backup and restore integration built on NetApp Snapshot copies. Now it is possible to use stored NetApp Snapshot copies to restore snapshots data fast and simple.
Restoring NetApp Snapshot copies is quite similar to a regular file system restore. The restore wizard guides you through the process of restoring your data. For step-by-step procedure and possible options, see Standard Restore Procedure.
Restoring NetApp snapshots
Create a new restore task for your NetApp snapshots.
- From the SEP sesam GUI menu bar, select Activities -> Restore. The New Restore Task window opens.
- Select what you want to restore. You can search savesets by task name or by filename or path.
- Under the Saved in period drop-down list, specify the time frame for which you want to conduct the search. Click Next.
- The search results are displayed. From the list of savesets that match your search query, click the version you want to restore. Click Next.
- In the Select Files dialog, select the data you want to restore and click Next.
- In the Target Settings dialog, under the Target path settings, choose between Restore to original target path or New restore target.
- If you restore to the original volume, the system which acts as a data mover must have write access to the volume you are restoring to.
- If you select a new restore target, specify the target name – it consists of the volume name and a directory. For example, if the data was saved from a volume volume0 and you want to restore it to the folder restore, specify the restore target as volume0:/restore.
A restore task can be scheduled like any other task. If you want to add a restore task to the schedule, see Scheduling Restore.
You can monitor the restore progress using the Web UI (Monitoring -> Restores) or view the status in the GUI (Main Selection -> Job State -> Restores). The restore overview provides detailed information on the last run of restore jobs, including task name, status (successful, error, in queue...), start and stop time of the last backup, data size, throughput, etc. For details, see SEP sesam Web UI or Restores by State in the GUI.