SEP sesam enables you to configure a restore task in the GUI restore wizard or via the web Restore Assistant interface. The latter cannot be used for scheduling restore, as scheduling is only supported in the GUI interface. So a restore task can be started immediately from the GUI or web Restore Assistant, but it can only be scheduled by using the GUI Scheduling.
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.
- 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 Creating a Schedule.
- New restore event window is displayed. You can review the selected schedule parameters by clicking the Schedule tab.
- Switch to the Parameter tab. From the Restore task drop-down list, select the name of the restore task you want to schedule.
- Select As defined in task option if you want to run the restore exactly as defined by the task parameters using the same backup saveset. If you want to adjust the restore task, for example to use the most recent backup saveset, select the Custom option. In the latter case, you can define the following settings:
- Relative backup day defines the time range for the savesets 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 saveset to restore is less than a week old.
- From the State drop-down list you can 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.
- Backup level allows you to specify which backup level of saveset 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 saveset 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 saveset must come from the specified media pool.
- Under the Sequence control, you can set the restore job priority and the blocking date.
- 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 Setting event priorities.
- 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. See Blocking events.
You can review your schedules and assigned events, trigger immediate start of events or delete them by right-clicking the selected schedule.