Performing a Restore for the NDMP Agent

As restoring your backup data is very crucial, it is recommended that you perform a restore operation immediately after your first full backup to understand the process.

The following sections describe the steps for restoring the data of a volume to a different location in the file server.

  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client > NDMP.

  2. Right-click the default backup set, point to All Tasks, and then click Browse and Restore.

    The Restore Options dialog box appears.

  3. On the Advanced Options tab, click View Content.

  4. In the left pane, expand the default backup set node, select the volume containing the data you want to restore, and then click Recover All Selected.

  5. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box:

    1. Clear the Restore to same folder check box.

    2. In Specify destination path, enter a location to specify the destination path.


      For NetApp 7-Mode, NetApp C-Mode, and Isilon file servers, you can also click Browse to browse for a location. For vendor-specific information about browse, see Guidelines for Adding Subclient Content.

    3. Click Preserve or Remove source paths to specify whether the restore operation will keep or remove the specified number of levels from the beginning or end of the source path.

      • If the selected data is vol/Data/Memos/Sales, and you want to restore data only from the Sales folder, set the Preserve <n> level from end of source path option to 1.

      • If the source path is a directory, and you set the Preserve <n> level from the end of source path to 0, then only the contents of the directory will be restored, not including the directory itself.

      • If the selected data is vol/Data/Memos/Sales, and you want to restore the data from Memos and Sales folders, set the Remove <n> level from beginning of source path option to 2.

  6. Click OK.


    You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller window.

  7. After the restore job has completed, right-click the backup set, point to View, and then click Restore History.

  8. Click OK.

  9. You can right-click the job and view the following details:

    • View Restore Items

      You can view them as Successful, Failed, Skipped or All.

    • View Job Details

    • View Events of the restore job

    • View Log files of the restore job

    • Send Logs

    • Resubmit Job


The restored files and folders of the volume are available in the restore destination that you specified.


The information for Viewing Restore Items is not available for NDMP agent restores to a file server.