Performing File System Restores to Cloud Storage Accounts

You can restore your backed up data to the cloud storage accounts.

You can restore to the following cloud storage accounts:

  • Alibaba Cloud

  • Amazon S3

  • Azure Blob Storage

  • Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2

  • Azure File Storage

  • Google Cloud

  • IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS)

Before You Begin

  • Perform a backup.

  • You can restore only Indexing Version 2 data to cloud storage accounts.

  • Files that are backed up using extent-based backups are skipped during restores. You can restore the skipped files to the local server by performing an out-of-place restore, and then by uploading the files to the cloud manually.


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

    The Overview page appears.

  2. Go to the File servers tab, and then click the file server.

    The file server page appears.

  3. Go to the Subclients tab.

  4. In the Action column for the subclient you want to restore, click the action button action_button, and then click Restore.

    The Backup Content page appears.

  5. 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.

  6. Click Restore.

    The Restore options dialog box appears.

  7. From the Destination client list, choose the destination cloud storage account for the restore.


    ACLs are not restored.

  8. To choose the restore location, in the Destination Path box, type the full path to the destination folder.

  9. In the Number of streams box, enter the number of streams to use for the restore operation.

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

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

  12. Click Submit.

What to Do Next

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