Image-Based Restore in Backup Agent

If you keep your disk images backed up, read this chapter to learn how to restore them. In case you need to restore some files or folders from this disk image refer to Item-Level Restore from Image-Based backups

Create Image-Based Restore Plan

  1. Run Backup Agent.
  2. Click Restore.
  3. Select the backup storage to restore required contents from.

Consider, item -level restore from long-term (cold) backup storages is not currently supported

  1. To use the restore plan on a constant basis, select the Save restore plan check box. Click Next.
  2. On the Type of Data step, select Restore Image-based backup, then click Next.

  1. On the Select Backup to Restore step, select the required backup. Click Next.
  2. Select the restore point: the latest version, particular point in time, or select the disk image version manually (will appear on the next step).
  3. Select the restore type:

  1. Select partitions to restore. Click Next.

  1. Select the restore destination. Click Next.

  1. Specify pre- and post-restore actions. Click Next.

Starting from Management Console version 5.0, pre- or post- actions for Backup Agents can be restricted by provider. To learn more about the pre-/post action settings, refer to the Global Agent Options and Companies chapters

  1. Specify notification and logging settings.

  1. On the Summary step, review the restore plan configuration, then click Finish.

Use Resize Disk Option

You can also resize selected partitions and restore them to several virtual disks.

Restore Disk Image as Virtual Disk

  1. Repeat steps 1-4 of the Create Image-Based Restore Plan paragraph.
  2. On the Restore Type step, select Restore as virtual disk, then select the format of a virtual disk file.

  1. Select the Reorganize partitions using advanced dialog option.

  1. Configure virtual partitions in the dialog window.

  1. Finish the restore plan.

Restore Disk Image As Physical Disk

  1. Repeat steps 1-4 of the Create Image-Based Restore Plan paragraph.
  2. On the Restore Type step, select Restore as physical disk.

  1. Click on the target size amount of the needed disk.

  1. Specify custom partition sizes.

Restore Disk Image To Another Computer

In some cases, you may need to restore the backed up disk image to another computer. To do this, proceed as follows:

  1. Download and install another copy of the Backup Agent to a new computer.
  2. Add the storage account that contains the backup that needs to be restored.
  3. Select the bucket/container that contains the required backup.
  4. Click Advanced settings and specify the required backup prefix.

  1. In the Backup prefix drop-down menu, select the same prefix that you used in your original computer to allow Backup Agent to find the data in the specified bucket/container.

  1. Synchronize the repository.

Note: The repository sync will start automatically for all cloud storages except long-term storages (Amazon S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval etc.). Once the sync is completed, you will see the available backups on the Backup Storage tab. If you do not see all expected backup, run the repository sync manually

  1. In the Tools menu. click Options.
  2. In the Options property box, switch to the Repository tab, then click Synchronize Repository.

  1. In the Synchronize Repository dialog, select the required storage account from the Account drop-down list, then click Synchronize Now.

Note that the repository synch may take up to several hours

  1. Once the repository synchronization is done, create a disk image restore plan as described in the Create Image-Based Restore Plan paragraph.