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About Data Restore

Overview

After every backup, the inSync client saves a snapshot of the backup data to a storage. This snapshot contains a set of reference pointers to the data that the inSync client backed up. The number of snapshots retained in a storage depends on the number of backups completed and the retention policy followed by your organization.

Data restore requests

You can restore data by using the inSync client or the inSync Web. Some of the qualities of data restore are:

  • Restore requests are added to a queue and are completed sequentially.
  • Restore requests will remain in queue if the inSync client is not connected to the inSync Master. Restores will start whenever connection is established.
  • Restore will stop if the connection between the inSync client and the inSync Master is interrupted. Restore resumes after the connection is reestablished. 

Data restore locations

If you have multiple laptops, the number of locations to which you can restore data depends on the laptop to which you are restoring the data. The following table lists the various location options displayed when restoring data.

Restore laptop is... Restore location options...
The same laptop from which data was backed up
  • User desktop
  • The original location from which the inSync client backup the data.
  • A custom location of your choice.
Different laptop from which data was backed up
  • User desktop
  • A custom location of your choice.

If you restore files to the desktop or a custom location, the restored folder name contains the timestamp of the restore. If you restore files to the original location, existing files with the same names are overwritten.

Status of file metadata after restore

If you restore files to the Desktop or to a custom location on your laptop, the inSync client does not restore the metadata of the original file. However, if you restore files to the original location, the inSync client partially restore the metadata of the original file.

The following table lists the metadata that the inSync client retains when a file is restored to the original location.

Windows Mac Linux
  • Access control list
  • Modified and access timestamps
  • Permissions: UGO, RWX
  • Modified and access timestamps
We have not released a new version of the inSync client for Linux in inSync 5.4.2. You can continue using inSync client 5.4 for Linux with inSync Server 5.4.2. For more information, see Status of file metadata after restore.
Note: The Access control list is restored on Windows laptops only if you restore a file to its original location and have Full Control permissions on the parent folder.