Restoring MEDITECH Data from a Backup Copy

You can browse and select a volume to restore from a snapshot copy.

The destination volume must be at the minimum as large as the data backup volume. For more information about block-level backups, see Block-Level Backups.

When you perform a volume-level restore from the snapshot copy, the latest point-in-time snapshot is used for restore.

Restores are only supported for single stream data. Multi-stream restores are currently not supported.

Before You Begin

  1. Map the destination disk to the proxy server.
  2. Make sure that you have the physical drive number for the destination disk.
  3. Bring the disks online, but do not initialize the disks.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers> client > File System > backup_set.
  2. Right-click the subclient, and then click Browse and Restore.

    The Browse and Restore Options dialog box is displayed.

  3. On the Time Range tab, select Volume Level Browse (Restore the disk image/volume).
  4. On the Advanced Options tab, select location of the data to restore.
    1. From the Use MediaAgent list, select the MediaAgent associated with the data you want to browse.
    2. Select the Browse from Copy Precedence check box and type the copy precedence number.
    3. Click View Content.
  5. From the Browse window, select the system name that you want to restore and then click Recover All Selected.

    The Restore Options dialog box is displayed.

  6. On the General tab, provide the destination details.
    1. From the Destination Client list, select the destination client .
    2. In the Restore Paths & Destinations section, click an entry in the Source Volume column and then click Browse.

      The Browse dialog box is displayed.

  7. Select the restore location and then click Close.
  8. Click OK.


For volume-level restores from the snapshot copy, the job status shows as running, even though the job progress bar displays 100%. To view the total number of volumes that the software restored, review the job details of the snapshot copy job.

For MEDITECH MAGIC systems, after the restore is completed, you must mount the restored volume back on to a MEDITECH File Server in order to read it.

Last modified: 9/5/2019 9:38:54 PM