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Granular restore from Enterprise Vault

Created: 05 Jul 2011 • Updated: 06 Jul 2011 | 4 comments
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Probably mentioned before, but granular restore from Enterprise Vault is a feature that should be included in the next version. The fact you are required to have a dummy setup just to restore a single file is less than ideal. With Symantec owning BackupExec and Enterprise Vault, why can't we just run a restore job from BEWS and havbe it just work?

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Peter Imming's picture

Hello,

This is a good suggestion and one that we have debated internally for some time now. There is one argument that all restores of Enterprise Vault should come form within Eneterprise Vault and from the EV console for logging, compliance, management, etc, reasons.

There is another argument that says we should allow for granular recovery of Enterprise Vault data like other applications.

Obviously we know which side you believe is right :-)

Can you provide any more detail about which EV files you want to granularly restore from within Backup Exec? Is it just the .cab files from Enterprise Vault or do you want to restore other files?

Any more detail you can provide about what exactly you want to restore, why you want to restore it from within Backup Exec, and not from EV would be really helpful to end some of this debate internally.

Thanks again for the Idea and please keep submitting them.

Peter Imming

Peter Imming, Sr. Product Manager, NetBackup, Symantec peter_imming@symantec.com

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durkinr's picture

Thanks for asking Peter. We would want to restore any user files that were deleted from the Vault. Right now we keep deleted files around 90 days, but if you want to restore 1 file, you have to restore every file in the dumpster. We want to be able to browse any backup set and browse down to the single file - not just the CAB file, although that would be better than nothing. If the granular restore option was available in EV and not BE, that would be OK, as long as we could restore down to a single file, as many years back as we have backups.

This issue has come up enough for us that we are considering removing file vaulting and just use it for Exchange. Low-cost SATA NAS and SAN drives have reduced the need for the low-cost file storage tiering in EV.

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Cypres's picture

Hello,

We need to restore any files or emails (archived or not) for the last year...

If a user deletes a stub on january 1st 2011, and want the file back on december 30th 2011, we have to bring it back.

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JorgeMCG's picture

Not being able to restore a individual item is very painfull if you're obligated by regulatory reasons to maintain info for a few years. This means that you have to disable the possibility of users deleting archive itens so by consequence your archive vault grows big time and very fast. This impacts on disk space usage, backups time and backup space used. Bottow line, you lose some of the benefits of EV, like less space usage and faster backups.

And let's not forget about file server individual item recovery.

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