Browsing and Restoring Using MediaAgent

Data can be restored from any compatible library and drive type in the CommCell. By default, the system automatically identifies and restores data from any configured library in the CommCell, even if the media is not available in the original library in which the data protection operation was performed. Use this procedure to Browse using a specific MediaAgent.


If a MediaAgent is selected for browse, the library and media that are required for restore operation must be accessible to this MediaAgent for restore. The Restore may fail if it is not accessible.


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

  2. Right-click a backup set or a subclient, and then click All Tasks > Browse and Restore.

  3. From the Restore Options dialog box, on the Advanced Options, choose the MediaAgent that must be used to perform the browse.

  4. Click View Content.