Performing IBM i File System Restores

Restore your backed up data to the original location on the same computer or to a new location on the same computer or a different computer.

Before You Begin

Perform a backup.


  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 IBM i server properties page appears.

  3. On the Subclients tab, in the row for the subclient, 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 backup set, select the check box next to Name.

    • To restore the contents of a subclient, select the appropriate subclient. You can select multiple subclients at the same time.

    • 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. 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.

  8. To restore spooled file data from the server, move the Restore Spooled File Data toggle key to the right.

  9. Click Restore.

What to Do Next

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