Advanced Restore Options for VMware

To specify advanced settings for backups, click Advanced in the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box when performing a restore.

The following table shows options that are available from the Advanced Restore Options dialog box.


Tabs and Settings


Set the job priority

  1. From the Startup tab, select Use Default Priority.
  2. Select Change Priority to change the priority for a job, between 0 (highest priority) and 999 (lowest priority).
  3. Select Start up in Suspended State to start the job in the Job Controller in a suspended state.

The Job Manager uses the startup priority setting when allocating required resources. Setting the startup priority enables jobs that are very important and must complete to start before jobs that are less time sensitive.

See Job Priority and Priority Precedence for more information.

Configure job retry and total run time

  1. From the Job Retry tab, select the Enable Total Running Time check box and specify the maximum elapsed time in hours and minutes.
  2. Select the Enable Number Of Retries check box and specify the number of retries in the Number Of Retries box. Based on this number, the Job Manager attempts to restart the job.
  3. Select the Kill Running Jobs When Total Running Time Expires check box. The job will be killed when the job is still in running status even after reaching the maximum elapsed time.

The Job Retry options configure the retry behavior for a job. You can specify the maximum elapsed time before a job can be restarted or killed and the maximum number of restart attempts.

See Job Management for more information.

Impersonate a user

  1. From the General tab, select Impersonate User.
  2. In the User Name and Password boxes, enter the credentials for a user who has access privileges. In the Confirm Password box, type the password again.

User impersonation is needed only when restoring data to a mapped network drive, shared network drive, or directory to which you do not have access privileges. You can impersonate a Windows account that has access rights to restore data.

Specify copy precedence

  1. From the Copy Precedence tab, select Restore from copy precedence.
  2. Select the number to change the selected copy's precedence. The numbers will move a copy to a higher or lower precedence in increments of 1.

When you select Restore from copy precedence, the system recovers or retrieves data from the selected storage policy copy (Synchronous Copy or Selective Copy). If data does not exist in the specified copy, the data recovery or retrieve operation fails, even if the data exists in another copy of the same storage policy.

When Restore from copy precedence is cleared (the default), the system recovers or retrieves data from the storage policy copy with the lowest copy precedence. If the data was pruned from the primary copy, the system automatically recovers or retrieves from the other copies of the storage policy in the lowest copy precedence to highest copy precedence order. Once the data is found, it is recovered or retrieved, and no further copies are checked.

For more information, see Recovering Data From Copies.

Change the data path

  1. From the Data Path tab, select the MediaAgent and Library to use for the restore.
  2. Select the Drive Pool and Drive for tape library.
  3. To restore using a specific proxy server, select the name of the Proxy server.

Data recovery operations use a specific data path (library, MediaAgent, drive pool, and drive) to perform restore operations as configured in the CommCell. By default, the system automatically identifies the data path for restore operations.

The following are some of the important situations where you might need to change the data path:

  • To free heavily loaded resources such as MediaAgents and libraries.
  • To move media to a different library after a library suffers severe hardware damage, in order to access data secured by data protection operations.
  • To assign a storage policy copy from a more active drive pool to a less active one, when one drive pool within a library is being used much more frequently than another.

    See Change Data Path for more information.

Configure encryption for restored data

  1. From the Encryption tab, enter a pass phrase in the Pass Phrase dialog box.
  2. Enter the pass phrase again in the Re-enter Pass Phrase dialog box.

You can configure encryption for a subclient during the data recovery operation. To encrypt data during data recovery operations using the CommCell Console, you must configure encryption at the client level first, then at the subclient level.

If you configure data encryption with a pass phrase and do not elect to export the pass phrase to destination clients, you must enter the pass phrase during immediate data recovery operations. Scheduled data recovery operations require you to export the pass phrase.

For more information, see Data Encryption.

Configure alerts and notifications

  1. From the Alert tab, click Add Alert to start the Add Alert Wizard.
  2. In the Add Alert Wizard, select Threshold and Notification Criteria and then click Next.
  3. Select Notification Types and then click Next.
  4. Select Users and User Groups and then click Next.
  5. Verify the Summary.
  6. Click Finish.

The Alert option sets criteria for generating notifications and alerts for job statuses such as failure, success, or other conditions triggered by the restore job. Adding alerts helps the user or the user group get notifications automatically about the status of the restore job.

See Alerts and Notifications for more information.

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Last modified: 3/12/2019 7:10:17 PM