After every backup, inSync saves a snapshot of the backup data to a storage. This snapshot contains a set of reference pointers to the data that inSync 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 inSync or 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 inSync is not connected to inSync Master. Restores will start whenever connection is established.
- Restore will stop if the connection between inSync and 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|| |
|Different laptop from which data was backed up|| |
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, inSync does not restore the metadata of the original file. However, if you restore files to the original location, inSync partially restore the metadata of the original file.
The following table lists the metadata that inSync retains when a file is restored to the original location.
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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.