This topic describes how to search for and retrieve files of a data source or an archive vault.

Prerequisites

The data of a data source is archived. For more information, see Archive data.

Background information

Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) allows you to search for the files of a data source or an archive vault.
  • You can archive the files that you obtain from a data source.
  • You can use the files that you obtain from an archive vault to restore the related files to a data source.

Search for files

  1. Log on to the HBR console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Archive.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  4. Enter a file name or a folder name in the search box and click Search.

    If you cannot find the required files by using the preceding search method, you can use the full-text and advanced search features.

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    • Full-text search
      If you turn on Fulltext Search, the search scope includes the content of each file. Otherwise, the system searches only the names of files and directories.
      Notice You can use the full-text search feature to search for only the files that are stored in archive vaults. To perform a full-text search, select Search Archive Vault in the advanced search options.
    • Advanced search

      Turn on Advanced Search, configure one or more of the following parameters, and then click Search. The following table describes the parameters.

      Parameter Description
      Search Datasource or Search Archive Vault The type of the vault. You must specify the name of a data source or an archive vault.
      • Search Datasource: searches data sources.
      • Search Archive Vault: searches archive vaults.
      Search Type The type of the required file. Valid values:
      • File: searches for a file.
      • Folder: searches for a folder.
      Modify Time The start time and end time of the period during which the file was last modified.
      Min Size The minimum size of the file. Unit: KB, MB, or GB.
      Max Size The maximum size of the file. Unit: KB, MB, or GB.
      Creation Time The start time and end time of the period during which the file was created.
    The search results show the details about each file. The following table describes the parameters in the search results.
    Parameter Description
    Filename/Path The name of the file or directory.
    File Location The archive vault or data source in which the file is stored.
    File Info The information about the file. The information includes the creation time, modification time, size, and owner.

Archive a file from a data source

If you search for a data source by name, you can directly archive a file that is returned in the search results. You can archive one or all files in the search results.

  1. Select the file that you want to archive.
  2. Click Archive Selected File.
    To archive files from the same data source, click Archive All Result.
    Notice To archive all files, select the data source whose files you want to archive in the advanced search options.
  3. In the Create Archive Plan dialog box, configure the parameters and click Next. The following table describes the parameters.
    In this example, the Select Archive Vault option is selected.
    Parameter Description
    Config Archive Vault You can select an existing archive vault. If no archive vault is available, create an archive vault. Select Create Archive Vault and enter a name for the new archive vault. The name must be 1 to 64 characters in length.
    Note An archive vault is a cloud repository that is used by HBR to store archive data. Archive data that is collected by multiple clients can be stored in the same archive vault. Archive vaults can reside in different regions. You can select or create an archive vault only in the region that you specify.
    Archive Vault Name The name of the archive vault. If you do not configure this parameter, a random name is specified for the archive vault.
    Archive Plan Name The name of the archive plan. If you do not configure this parameter, a random name is specified for the archive plan.
    Archive Content The file that you want to archive. By default, the file that you want to archive is specified.
    Archive Type The archive type. Valid values:
    • Archive Once: If this option is selected, the file is archived only once.
    • Archive On Schedule: If this option is selected, you must configure the Archive Start Time and Archive Run Interval parameters. After you configure the preceding parameters, HBR runs the first archive job at the point in time that is specified by the Archive Start Time parameter. Then, HBR runs subsequent archive jobs at an interval that is specified by the Archive Run Interval parameter.
    After you create an archive plan, the archive plan is displayed on the Archive Plan tab.

Retrieve files from an archive vault

You can search for an archive vault by name. In this case, you can use the files that you obtain from the returned archive vault to restore the related files to a data source.

  1. Select the required file.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Retrieve Selected File.
    To select files from one or more archive vaults, click Retrieve All Result.
    Notice To retrieve all files, select the archive vault whose files you want to retrieve in the advanced search options.
  3. In the Create Restore Job panel, perform the following steps:
    1. Confirm the files that you want to retrieve and click Next.
      By default, the files that you want to retrieve are specified.
    2. Select a restore destination and click Next.
      Select a NAS file system to which you want to restore the files.
    3. Specify a restore path and click OK.
      You can restore the files to the original path or specify a new path. You can specify a new path, for example, /home/usr.
    After you create a retrieval job, the retrieval job is displayed on the Job List tab.