Advanced Options for VMware Browse and Restore

When initiating a restore, you can click the Advanced Options tab of the Browse and Restore Options dialog box to specify advanced settings.




Include Troubleshooting Folders

Select Include Troubleshooting Folders.

Include additional data that can be used for troubleshooting.

Browse from copy precedence

Select Browse from copy precedence and specify the preference number.

Note: If you specify a copy precedence number for a browse operation, the software searches only the storage policy copy with that precedence number in all storage policies used to secure the data. If data does not exist in the specified copy, the browse operation fails even if the data exists in another copy of the same storage policy.

By default, a browse operation attempts to browse from the storage policy copy with the lowest copy precedence. If the target data was already pruned from the primary copy, the software searches other copies of the storage policy, starting from the copy with the lowest copy precedence to a copy with the highest copy precedence.

This feature is useful in the following conditions:

  • If the media containing protected data for a particular copy has been removed from the storage library, you can choose to browse from a copy on media that is inside the library.
  • You can browse from a copy that accesses faster disk media rather than slower tape media.
  • When media drives used by a particular copy are busy with another operation, you can browse from a different copy to avoid resource conflicts.

Page Size

Enter a value for the number of objects to be displayed in the content window.

You can browse through each page list by selecting the appropriate page number. Once the default is changed, other browse requests use the same page size until the value is changed again.

Note: Pagination is only supported when browsing guest files and folders. Full VMs are displayed in a single page.

Use MediaAgent

Select a MediaAgent that can access the library and media that contains the data to restore.

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

Note: If a MediaAgent is selected for browse, the restore fails if the library and media cannot be accessed by that MediaAgent.

Last modified: 3/12/2019 7:09:16 PM