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Schedule restore on data still to be backed up?

Created: 06 Dec 2012 • Updated: 06 Dec 2012 | 9 comments
gna's picture
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I am looking to move our users home directory, this is easy enough but has to be backed up and restored between the users leaving in the evening and arriving in the morning. This is possible but in means I have to get up and start the restore at 5:00am and I need my beauty sleep.

Is it possible to schedule the restore? I have a restore scheduled with the correct settings and data but the tape will be different so  i would like to specify the tape manually but cant see how to do this.

Does anyone know if this is possible?

Thanks

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Backup_Exec's picture

Hi

You can schedule the restore as like backup you would have to configure the restore and run it as in snap(this is snap is taken for BE 2012)

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gna's picture

Thanks can you provide any more info on a running the restore as in snap?

Kiran Bandi's picture

I have a restore scheduled with the correct settings and data but the tape will be different

You cannot select some data to be restored that is not yet backedup. What you selected might be the data that was backedup as part of the earlier backup runs, which will be different from the data that you are going to backup. It is not just the tape but data is also different.

To me, what you are trying to do doesn't seem to be possible.

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CraigV's picture

...a repetitive schedule for a restore is not possible with BE. THis is all across the forum where people have been asking similar questions.

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gna's picture

Ok, I will assume it can't be done.

To be clear though the data will be backed up by the time the restore starts. I just want to create the Restore job in advance.

Not to worry though I will just have to get up early.

pkh's picture

As previously advised, you cannot restore something before it is backed up.

Why do you need to restore the users' data?

gna's picture

I'm sorry I thought I was clear that the data I am looking to restore will be backed up when the restore job run's.

Again I thought this was clear, I am moving the home directory for all users.

pkh's picture

I'm sorry I thought I was clear that the data I am looking to restore will be backed up when the restore job run's.

You come across as trying to define your restore job before the backup is done.  If you define your restore job between the backup and restore, it can be done.

Again I thought this was clear, I am moving the home directory for all users.

Wouldn;t it be easier to use something like robocopy to copy the directories?  A restore will be much slower.

gna's picture

OK I appreciate you trying to help but your not really getting what I am saying either your not reading the post or my explanation is a little vague, so I am just going to assume it can't be done and leave it at that.

Thanks to all who posted.