Source options

Article:HOWTO83734  |  Created: 2013-02-08  |  Updated: 2013-10-28  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO83734
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Source options

The following table describes the options on the Source panel. This panel is available in the Copy Recovery Point Wizard wizard from the Manage Backup Destination window.

Table: Source options when you copy recovery points by Date

Option

Description

View by - Date

Displays all of the discovered recovery points in the order in which they were created.

Date

Lets you select an alternate date by using the drop-down calendar. Use the calendar if no recovery points are discovered and displayed in the table.

View all recovery points

Lets you view all recovery points that are available.

Table: Source options when you copy recovery points by File name

Option

Description

View by - File name

Lets you view recovery points by their file name.

File name

Specifies a path and a file name of a recovery point.

Browse

Lets you browse to a path that contains a recovery point.

For example, you can browse for a recovery point (.v2i) or incremental recovery point (.iv2i) file on an external (USB) drive. Or, you can browse to a network location, or removable media.

User name

Specifies the user name if you specify a recovery point file name that is located in a network path.

See About network credentials.

Password

Specifies the password to a network path.

Table: Source options when you copy recovery points by System

Option

Description

View by - System

Lets you use the current system index file that is located in the recovery point storage location. The system index file displays a list of all of the drives on your computer and any associated recovery points from which you can select.

The use of a system index file reduces the time it takes to convert multiple recovery points. When a recovery point is created, a system index file is saved with it. The system index file contains a list of the most recent recovery points, which includes the original drive location of each recovery point.

Date

Lets you select an alternate date of a system index file date by using the drop-down calendar. Use the calendar if no recovery points are discovered and displayed in the table.

Use latest recovery points for this computer

Restores the most recent recovery points that exist in the recovery point storage location on your computer.

The list of drives, source files (.v2i and .iv2i files), and dates comes from the most current system index file (.sv2i).

Use alternate system index (.sv2i) file

Restores recovery points that exist on another computer.

Browse to and select the .sv2i file for the desired system

Specifies a path to a system index file (.sv2i) file that resides elsewhere, such as a network location.

If you selected a system index file that is stored on a network, you are prompted for your network credentials.

See About network credentials.

Browse

Lets you browse to a path that contains a system index file.

For example, you can browse to an external (USB) drive, a network location, or to removable media to select a system index file.

Drives

Lets you select the drives with the recovery points that you want to restore based on the selected system index file.

See Making copies of recovery points.


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