You can restore files and folders from a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) instance to a specified destination (access node).
You can restore guest files and folders from a streaming backup or a backup copy. You cannot restore guest files and folders from an IntelliSnap backup. From streaming backups or backup copies of encrypted disks, you can restore full instances, files, and folders to the same project or to a different project.
Before You Begin
If a passkey is configured for restores, you must have the passkey.
Use different VM groups for UNIX and Windows VMs. You cannot browse and restore files for both operating systems in the same job.
To restore UNIX files for ext2, ext3, ext4, XFS, JFS, HFS, HFS Plus, and Btrfs file systems, configure the hypervisor to use the File Recovery Enabler for Linux.
If you want to restore data using a specific MediaAgent and/or copy, review the information in MediaAgent and Copy Precedence Considerations for Virtualization Restores.
From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Virtualization.
The Virtual machines page appears.
On the Hypervisors tab, click the hypervisor.
The hypervisor page appears.
On the VM groups tab, in the row for the VM group, click the action button , and then click Restore.
The Select restore type page appears.
Select Guest files to restore files or folders.
The Restore page appears.
To choose a different MediaAgent or source copy for the restore, do the following:
In the upper-right corner of the page, click Settings.
The Settings dialog box appears.
For MediaAgent, decide whether to have the Commvault software automatically select the MediaAgent or to specify a MediaAgent:
Automatic: By default, the Commvault software selects the MediaAgent for the restore operation based on availability and environment.
To restore data using a specific MediaAgent, from the list, select a MediaAgent.
For Source, decide whether to have the Commvault software automatically select the copy of backup data or to specify the copy:
Automatic: By default, the restore operation searches for the requested data in the primary copy and selects a different copy if the data is not found in the primary copy.
To restore from a specific copy of backup data, from the list, select a backup copy.
Select the content to restore, and then click Restore.
The Restore options dialog box appears.
Specify the destination for recovered files.
Change the value in the Destination client box to use a different access node.
Optional: To use the Impersonate user option, type the host name and credentials for the new destination.
By default, the Local System account on the destination client is used to perform the restore operation; but you can use the Impersonate user option to provide credentials for another user account.
The user must have permissions to create files in the specified location on the destination.
For the Destination path box, type a full path or click Browse to select a destination folder.
To delete an existing file and replace it with the restored file, select Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists.