Perform File Restore

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Access and restore the backed up files and folders of a physical machine.  


Create a network share to access and restore files from specific recovery points.

Perform file-level restore

IDrive BMR lets you access and restore the backed-up files and folders of your physical machines via network-mounted shares. Here, the network share is created using the SBM / CIFS protocol. As SMB protocol is used by Microsoft Windows platforms, you can easily access the network shares on any Windows machine in the same network. For Linux and Mac machines, however, you will need an SMB client to access the share.

You can perform point-in-time recovery of backed up machines. During the restore process, you need to select the particular drive along with the recovery point where the data was backed up, to perform the bare-metal restore.

To create mount paths or file-level recovery point access,

  1. Go to ‘Restore’ >  'File Restore'.
  2. Select a client from the 'Choose System' drop-down menu.
  3. Select a recovery point from the 'Choose Recovery Point' drop-down menu.
  4. Select the volume. 
  5. By default 'Enable user authentication' will be selected as 'No'. This will create an open share that is accessible to everyone on the network.

To create a secure share,

  1. Select 'Yes'.
  2. Select the username from the 'Mount username' drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the mount password.

    Note: Password configuration is a one-time process for the share and cannot be edited.
  4. Click 'Create'.

A summary for the selected computer will be created in the 'Mount Path Summary' table. You can use the path displayed under 'Mount Path' to access your backed-up data.

Note: You can create up to 5 network shares for physical machines, irrespective of the authentication type selected. The details of the recovery point will be displayed in the 'Mount Path Summary' table.