You can restore files that are backed up on an HBR backup client to an on-premises Isilon (PowerScale) instance. You can also restore files that are backed up on another backup client in the same backup vault to the current Isilon (PowerScale) instance.

Prerequisites

Files of the Isilon (PowerScale) instance are backed up. For more information, see Back up an on-premises NAS file system.

Create a restore job

  1. Log on to the HBR console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Backup > NAS Backup. On the NAS Backup page, select Isilon (PowerScale).
  3. On the Isilon Instance tab, click the + icon on the left of a 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 Restore to Isilon Instance section on the Restore Destination tab, select Select Exist Isilon. Click Next.
    You can also add Isilon (PowerScale) instances to restore the data backed up in the HBR client. For more information about how to add Isilon (PowerScale) instances, see Back up an on-premises NAS file system.
  6. On the Restore Client Group tab, click Select Backup Client Group. Then, click Next.
  7. On the Restore Policy tab, specify Destination Path and Restore Policy.
    The following restore policies are supported:
    • Include All Files: All files in the client are restored.
    • Include Files or Exclude Files: You can select or enter the paths of folders or files you want to include in or exclude from the restore job. HBR restores files in the client based on the specified restore policy.
      • Select the files you want to include in or exclude from the restore job

        You can select the files you want to include in or exclude from the restore job in the following two methods:

        • Browse all files that are backed up for the Isilon (PowerScale) instance and select the files you want to include in or exclude from the restore job.
        • Enter the file names in the Search box and enable Advanced.

          You can search for the files you want to include in or exclude from the restore job by selecting one or more of the following conditions: Search Type, Min Size, Max Size, and Modify Time. For example, you can enter test.txt in the Search box to search for all files named test.txt in the backup data.

      • Enter the files you want to include in or exclude from the restore job

        In the text box, enter one path in each line and ensure that each path starts with the lowest-level folder in the source path that is backed up.

        • Restore specified files

          If the source path is folder/test/data, to restore the file.txt and abc.png files in the data folder, enter the following paths:

          /data/file.txt
                                                          
        • Restore specified folders

          If the source path is folder/test/data, to restore all files and subfolders in the data folder, enter the following path:

          /data/
        • Restore files or folders that match a condition including wildcards

          If the source path is folder/test/data, to restore the files and subfolders whose names are prefixed with abc in the data folder, enter the following path:

          /data/abc*
  8. Click OK.
    After a restore job is created, you can view the job progress in the Status column on the Restore Jobs tab.