Performing the Initial IntelliSnap Restore for the NDMP Agent

As restoring your backup data is very crucial, it is recommended that you perform a restore operation immediately after your first full backup to understand the process.

The following sections explain the steps for restoring the data of a volume to a different location in the file server. If you are restoring from a vFiler backup, see Backup Copy for IntelliSnap Backup for the NDMP Agent to create a backup copy, and then restore your vFiler data from the backup copy.

Considerations for Huawei Storage Servers

For Huawei storage servers, the default configuration for the support_snapshot property is enabled. When support_snapshot is enabled, IntelliSnap restores for Huawei storage servers are not supported. If you want to run IntelliSnap restore operations on Huawei storage servers, then you must disable the support_snapshot property.

If you disable the support_snapshot property, NDMP backup jobs do not create a snapshot during the backup job, and NDMP restore jobs restore from the live file system.

For information about how to disable the support_snapshot property, see the documentation for your Huawei storage server.


  1. From the CommCell Console, go to Policies > Storage Policies.
  2. Right-click the storage policy, and then click Properties.
  3. On the Copy Precedence tab, select the backup copy and set the copy precedence as 1.
  4. Click OK.

  5. In the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > NAS Client > NDMP.
  6. Right-click the default backup set, point to All Tasks, and then click Browse and Restore.

    The Restore Options dialog box appears.

  7. On the Advanced Options tab, click View Content.
  8. In the left pane, expand the default backup set node, select the volume containing the data you want to restore, and then click Recover All Selected.
  9. In the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box, do the following:
    1. Clear the Restore to same folder check box.
    2. In Specify destination path, enter a location to specify the destination path.

      For NetApp 7-Mode, NetApp C-Mode, and Isilon file servers, you can also click Browse to browse for a location. For vendor-specific information about browse, see Guidelines for Adding Subclient Content.

    3. Click Preserve or Remove source paths to specify whether the restore operation will keep or remove the specified number of levels from the beginning or end of the source path.
  10. Click OK.

    Note: You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller window.

  11. After the restore job is complete, right-click the backup set, point to View, and then click Restore History.

    The Restore History Filter dialog box appears.

  12. Click OK.
  13. You can right-click the job and view the following details:
    • View Restore Items

      You can view them as Successful, Failed, Skipped or All.

    • View Job Details
    • View Events of the restore job
    • View Log files of the restore job
    • Send Logs
    • Resubmit Job

    The restored files/folders of the volume are available in the restore destination that you specified.

Last modified: 11/27/2018 8:31:07 PM