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Creating a Map File

You can create a map file to restore specific files and folders on your client computer. 

Follow these guidelines to when creating a map file:

  • The map file must be a text file in the Comma Separated Value (CSV) format.
  • The map file must be in the following format:

    "<source path>","<destination path>"

    If the destination path specified is not available, the specified folder is created during the restore operation and the data is restored to the new destination folder.

  • If you have a file that contains Unicode characters, save the file as a Unicode text file. For more information on converting the map file with Unicode characters, see Converting Restore Map Files with Unicode Characters.
  • The map file must be located on the client computer where the files will be restored.

Procedure

  1. Create a text file on the client computer where you want to restore the data.
  2. Add the mapping information in the file in the following format:

    "<source path>","<destination path>"

    If the specified destination folder is not available, the necessary destination folder is created during the restore.

    The specified paths for both the source and destination must be absolute paths within the same client computer.

    For information on what you can include in the map file, see Map File Format for File System Restores.

What to Do Next

If the path or the file name does not contain Unicode characters, perform a restore operation. For more information on restore operations using a map file, see Restoring Using a Map file.

 

Last modified: 1/11/2018 5:45:50 PM