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Restore data using the inSync Client

Overview

You can restore data using the inSync Client. Your inSync administrator can make it mandatory for you to provide your inSync account credentials if you use this option. In this scenario, the Druva inSync Restore window is displayed, where you must provide your inSync account credentials.

Note: If you change the language for the inSync Web interface, the content within the Restore Backup Data window appears in the selected language. However, the file names and the folder names are not translated.

Procedure

  1. Start the inSync Client.
  2. On the Backup & Restore page, click Restore.

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    If the administrator has made it mandatory for you to provide your inSync account credentials, the Druva inSync Restore window appears.
    • Enter your username and password for your inSync account.
    • Click Login. The inSync Restore window appears. 

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  3. On the inSync Restore window, select the device and then select the snapshot from which you want to restore the data.

     

     

     

    For a selected device, by default, inSync displays the most recent snapshot. If you want to restore the folders and files from an earlier snapshot, click the restore point drpdwn.png button to open the Snapshots selection window.

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  4. Browse through the tree view and select the folders and files that you want to restore and then click Restore.

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    During folder and file selection:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • To select the individual folders and files within a root folder, select the check-box adjacent to the folders and files. 
    • To select all the folders and files within a root folder, select the check-box adjacent to the desired root folder. 
  5. To restore the folders and files using the search feature, type a full or partial file name, file type, or folder name in the search bar. 

     

     

     

    • For the folder and file that have more than one modified version in inSync, the Modified On field within the search results displays the number of versions available. You can select the desired version of the folder and file by clicking on the version. The * (asterisk) symbol is displayed if you select an earlier version of the folder or file for restore.
    • inSync does not display the Original Location of the root folders within the search result window. 
    • If you have configured Outlook for backup, inSync displays the Original Location as "Outlook Advanced" in the search result window. 

    During search:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • To stop the search operation, click Stop Search.
    • To reset the search and return to the snapshot view, click cancel_icon.png.
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  6. Provide the appropriate information for each field.
    Field Action

    Size

    No action required. This field displays the total number of files and folders and the size of the data that you want to restore.

    To Device

    Select the device to which you want to restore the data.

    Only the active devices are listed in the drop-down list. 

    You cannot restore the data to your mobile device or from your mobile device to your laptop. When you perform a restore operation, the mobile devices that are added to your inSync account do not appear in the To Device list.

    Location

    To restore the data to the device's desktop, select Desktop.

    The inSync Client restores the data on the desktop in the following format:

    
    Mon Nov 5 12-15-39 2018
    

    Where,

    • Mon Nov 5 is the date of the restore
    • 12-15-39 is the time of the restore
    • 2018 is the year of the restore

    If you want to restore the data to the folder from which it was backed up, select Original Location. This option is available only when you are restoring data to the device from which it was backed up.

    If you want to restore the data to a Custom Location on the current device or other than the current device, select Custom Location. The Where field appears.

    Where

    If you have selected to restore the data to a Custom Location on the current device, the Browse button appears. Click the Browse button to select the desired path to restore the data.

    If you have selected to restore the data to a Custom Location on other than the current device, enter the path of the folder where you want to restore the data.

    Note: If the folder path of the selected custom location in Windows Operating System exceeds 260 characters, inSync does not display the folder path on the restore window.
  7. Click Confirm Restore. The data restore starts. A restore status bar appears at the bottom-right corner of the page. You can expand the tab to view the progress.

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       The Restore Status window provides the following details: 

  • Notification of the completed restore tasks.
  • Notification of the in-progress restore tasks.
  • Restore status of the on-going restore tasks.
  • Device name, target location, date, and time details.