V11 SP8

Recover Data - OnePass for Windows File System

Recall Stubs

Follow the steps given below to recover stubs:

  1. Navigate to the folder with stubs in it.
  2. Double-click the stub. It may take a few minutes for the recovered file to appear once you double-click the stub.

    On Windows 2012 R2 computers, the stubs appear without an stub overlay icon. However, you can still see the offline attributes and recall the stubs successfully.

Important Considerations

  • Restore of stubs from a Cluster Shared Volume File System (CSVFS) to an New Technology File System (NTFS) is not supported.
  • You cannot move stubs from CSVFS to NTFS using the GXHSMUtility tool.
  • Files with size less than 1 KB residing on a CSVFS cannot be recalled once archived. However, you can restore the data when required.
  • Verify if the tape is exported before attempting a recall job. To verify the tape, add the nRETRY_RECALL_CHECK_ISTAPEEXPORTED_BEFORE_RECALL additional setting on the MediaAgent computer as shown in the following table.

    For instructions on adding the additional settings from the CommCell Console, see Add or Modify an Additional Setting.

    Property Value
    Category EventManager
    Type Integer
    Value 1

Restore Stubs


In addition to restoring files, a restore operation is used to restore the following:

  • Deleted files
  • Deleted stubs that are not yet aged
  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers| <Client> | File System | defaultBackupSet

    Right-click the subclient and then click Browse and Restore.

  2. Click View Content.

  3. Select the folder level under the backup set. Its entire contents will be automatically selected in the right pane.

    Click Recover All Selected.

  4. Clear the Overwrite Files and Restore to same folder options.

    Specify the destination path by clicking the Browse button.

    This will ensure that the existing files are not overwritten.

    Click OK.

  5. You can monitor the progress of the restore job in the Job Controller or Event Viewer window of the CommCell Console.

  6. Once the restore job is complete, right-click the defaultBackupSet , point to View, and then click Restore History.

  7. Click OK.

  8. 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

Congratulations -  You have successfully completed your first Archive and stub recovery.

If you want to further explore this feature read the Advanced Options section of this documentation.