You can restore files to an Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance from a backup of that ECS instance or another ECS instance within the same backup vault. You can also restore files to an ECS instance from a backup of an on-premises client.

Prerequisites

Files are backed up from ECS instances. For more information, see Back up files from ECS instances.

Create a restore job

  1. Log on to the HBR console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Backup > ECS File Backup > New Version.
  3. On the Backup Plans tab, click the + icon on the left of any completed backup plan.
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  4. Click a backup and click Restore.
    You can also click Browse to view all the files in the client you want to restore.2
  5. In the Select Destination Instance step, select the ECS instance to which you want to restore the files, and then click Next.
  6. In the Config Restore Policy step, set Destination Path and Restore Policy.
    The following restore policies are supported:
    • Include All Files: All files in the client are restored.
    • Include Specified Files or Exclude Specified Files: In the field, enter the paths of folders or files that you want to restore or exclude. HBR restores files in the client based on the specified restore policy.

      In the Enter Paths field, enter one path in each line and ensure that each path starts with the lowest-level folder in the directory that is backed up. For example, if the files in folder/test/data are backed up and you want to restore the file.txt and abc.png files in the data folder, enter the following paths:

      /data/file.txt
      /data/abc.png
  7. Click Start Restore.
    After a restore job is created, you can view the job progress in the Status column on the Restore Jobs tab.