Performing IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS) Restores

Restore your backed up data to the same GPFS cluster, to a different GPFS cluster, or to a different UNIX file server.

Before You Begin

Perform a backup.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > File servers.

    The File servers page appears.

  2. Click the file server.

    The file server properties page appears.

  3. In the Action column for the subclient you backed up, click the action button action_button, and then click Restore.

    The Backup Content page appears.

  4. Choose the content that you want to restore.

    • To restore the contents of the entire subclient, select the check box next to Name.

    • To restore particular files, expand the folder and then select the files. To restore particular files, expand the folder and then select the files.

  5. Click Restore.

    The Restore options dialog box appears.

  6. From the Destination client list, choose the destination server for the restore.

  7. To restore only the ACLs, select the ACLs check box.

  8. To restore only the data, select the Data check box.

  9. Choose the restore location.

    • To restore to the original backup location, select the Restore to original folder check box.

    • To restore to a new location, clear the Restore to original folder check box and then in the Destination Path box, type the full path to the destination folder.

  10. To overwrite the existing data, select the Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists check box.

  11. Optional: If the destination client does not have access to the UNC path provided in the Destination Path box, then enable the Impersonate user slider, and then enter the user name and password required to access the UNC path.

  12. Optional: To receive an Email when the restore operation completes, select the When the job completes, notify me via email check box.

  13. Click Submit.

What to Do Next

You can control or view the job. For more information, see Jobs.