|Subject:||Restoring backed up files from one machine to a different|
|Creation date:||5/28/10 3:25 PM|
|Last modified on:||6/24/10 9:42 AM|
Restoring files to a different machine
Often users want to restore files that were backed up from a different machine. Following steps demonstrate how to accomplish this task using Syncrify.
- Files from machine 1 were backed to a Syncrify server.
- The backup profile name on machine 1 is Profile1
- You want to restore these files to machine 2
- The screen for Syncrify client on machine 1 looks like:
- Two folders: C:\temp and C:\data\temp are included in the profile.
The objective is restore two folders that were backed up on machine 1 to machine 2. To make this example more interesting, we will restore the contents of C:\data\temp from machine 1 to F:\data\temp on machine 2. The following table displays the actual paths on both machines.
C:\temp and C:\data\temp are called the top-level folders.
Method 1The simplest way to restore one or more files to any machine is to connect to Syncrify server using a web browser and download files that are required. To download any file, you can either click the right mouse button or simply double click it.
This method, however, is not very convenient if you have to restore many files. That is where method two comes in.
Method 2VERY IMPORTANT: Read this document in its entirety before using this method.
Following steps demonstrate how to restore a backup created on a different machine.
- First, install Syncrify client on the machine 2.
- Ensure you can connect to Syncrify server from this machine
- Create a new profile and name it Profile1, which is identical to what the value is on machine 1. Profile names are case sensitive.
- When you create a profile that already exists on the server, you get the following warning message.
Since you are about to restore a backup, ignore this warning message and click Yes.
- When you first create a new profile, there are no files displayed on the left hand side. Manually create the following two folders on machine 2, if they do not exist:
- Once these folders are created added them to the profile
- VERY IMPORTANT STEP: Files are on Syncrify server are stored according to the Remote Server Path. This value is assigned automatically by Syncrify client. Each top-level folders have a different value for Remote Server Path. Ensure this value is identity on machine 1 and machine 2. For example:
On machine 1, the Remote Server Path for C:\temp is temp and for C:\data\temp is temp1. Values on machine 2 should be temp for C:\temp and temp1 for F:\data\temp.
- Save the profile by clicking the Save button
- Finally, click the right mouse button and select Restore ALL files from the pop-up menu.
Posted by Jim on 8/25/11 2:25 PM
It should be noted that after selecting Restore ALL files, it will give a warning to continue. Select Yes. It will then say the existing profile on the client does not match with the server. When asked to overwrite the profile, SELECT NO. Otherwise it will try and create the folder structure to be the same as the original.
Using the above example... If you allow the overwrite, C:\data\temp would restore to C:\data\temp. NOT allowing the overwrite would restore C:\data\temp to F:\data\temp
It took a couple of try's to figure this out.
Posted by bradshaw lupton on 6/22/10 3:11 PM
Following steps demonstrator
should be: Following steps demonstrate
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