How centralized restore works in CASO

Article:HOWTO23378  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-05-19  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23378
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How centralized restore works in CASO

Depending on whether the required storage media resides in storage devices or is stored offsite, initiating restore operations from the central administration server can be an automated process with little user intervention necessary.

When you use centralized restore with online media, you make restore selections and set job properties at the central administration server. During the data selection process, CASO determines the media required to complete the restore operation, and then queries the Backup Exec device and media database to determine the identity of the storage device where the primary media required for the job currently resides. After you make your selections, set restore job properties, and launch the restore job, CASO begins the restore operation by delegating the jobs to the central administration server or managed media servers that control the selected storage devices. If the data being restored spans multiple storage media, you are prompted to load additional media as needed to successfully complete the restore operation.

When you use centralized restore with offline media, you make restore selections and set job properties at the central administration server. During the data selection process, CASO determines the media required to complete the restore operation, and then queries the Backup Exec device and media database to determine the identity of the storage device where the primary media required for the job currently resides. If the media is not found in a storage device, the media is considered offline. CASO then presents you with a selection of drive pools and storage devices that are compatible with the type of media being used during the restore operation, thus giving you the flexibility of choosing a storage device in which to load your media.

After noting the identity and location of the storage device you have selected to run the job, you do the following:

  • Submit the restore job on hold as a scheduled job

  • Retrieve the media, place it in the storage device

  • Remove the job from hold at the central administration server, at which time the restore job begins.

CASO then delegates the job to the managed media server that controls the selected storage device. If the data being restored spans multiple storage media, you are prompted to load additional media as needed to successfully complete the restore operation.

Before restore operations from the central administration server can be initiated, the following requirements must be met:

  • Managed media server communication status must be Enabled.

  • Managed media servers must be online with all media server statuses showing Online.

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