Backing up filesystems

Restoring a scheduled filesystem backup

In the Backup Manager, to restore a scheduled filesystem backup:

  1. Select the filesystem to restore.

  2. Select From Backup History from the Restore menu.

    NOTE: If you have not performed a scheduled backup of the filesystem, you see a message like:
       Cannot get backup set for system

  3. Specify the date to which to restore your filesystem in the ``Restore to Date'' field.

    The Backup Manager selects the backup set required to restore the filesystem based on this date. By default, the Backup Manager restores the filesystem to the current date. To restore your filesystem to a different date, enter the date in ``Restore to Date''.

  4. To restore the filesystem to a destination other than the original location, click on the Destination button, select ``Alternate Location'', specify the ``Destination Host'' (if desired) and ``Destination Directory'', and click on OK.

    When you restore the filesystem to the original location, the Backup Manager extracts your files to the mounted filesystem, wherever it is currently mounted.

    The restoration might overwrite existing files. To be safe, you can restore into a temporary directory, such as /tmp.

    NOTE: The directory to which you restore a backup must be at least as large as the filesystem you are restoring.

  5. Select Complete Filesystem.

  6. When you are ready to start the restore, click on Start.

  7. At the confirmation prompt, click on OK to start the restore. To view the list of files to be restored, click on View Selected Files.

  8. Confirm or change the ``Media Device''.

  9. Insert the specified backup into the drive.

  10. When prompted, insert each media volume.

  11. When the restoration is complete, click on OK.

See also:

Next topic: How backups restore complete filesystems
Previous topic: Examining the contents of a backup

© 2003 Caldera International, Inc. All rights reserved.
SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003