Restoring Guest Files and Folders for Google Cloud Platform

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You can restore files and folders from a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) instance to a specified destination (access node).

Considerations

  • 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, obtain the passkey so that you can enter it when prompted.

  • 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.

Procedure

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Virtualization.

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. On the Hypervisors tab, click the hypervisor.

    The hypervisor page appears.

  3. 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.

  4. To restore from a specific copy of backup data, in the upper-right corner of the page, click Settings, and then from the Source list, select the copy.

    If you leave select Automatic selected, the restore operation searches for the requested data in the primary copy, and automatically selects a different copy if the data is not found in the primary copy.

  5. Select Guest files to restore files or folders.

    The Restore page appears.

  6. Expand the tree on the left and select the objects to be restored on the right. Select an item or click on an entry in the Name column to browse within an item. For hierarchical data such as files, folders, and disks, you can click an entry in the path listing above the right pane to return to a higher level of the hierarchy.

    In the top right corner of the page, a "Showing" message indicates what backup data is being displayed. You can click the down arrow beside this message and select any of the following options:

    • Show latest backups: Only display data for the most recent backups.

    • Show backups as of a specific date: Only display data up to the date you specify.

    • Show backups for a date range: Only display data within the data range you specify.

  7. Click Restore.

  8. In the Restore options dialog box, specify the destination for recovered files.

    1. Change the value in the Destination client box to use a different access node.

    2. 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.

    3. For the Destination path box, type a full path or click Browse to select a destination folder.

  9. To delete an existing file and replace it with the restored file, select Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists.

  10. Click Submit.