Immediate Restore - Mac OS
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Immediate Restore - Mac OS

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– Restoring files and folders from a Snapshot is easy with Retrospect.

To begin restoring, click the Restore button located under the Immediate tab in the Retrospect Directory window.

Choose the restore type and click OK . In this tutorial we have chosen "Restore files from a backup."

– In this window, you will choose a backup set and Snapshots to restore from.

Select the appropriate backup set in the upper field of the Restore from Backup:Source .

If you have backed up different sources to the selected backup set, more than one snapshot will appear in the lower Snapshot field (for example, if you backed up multiple volumes, each will have its own Snapshot). Select the Snapshot from which you want to restore.

Review your choices. If you have selected the correct backup set and Snapshot, click OK.

– You must now select the destination for the restored data.

Choose one of the available hard drives, or a subvolume, if you have previously defined one.

Now choose the option "Retrieve Files & Folders" from the drop-down menu. Your data will be restored to a new folder on your destination. This folder will have the same name as the source backup set.

– If the correct destination is selected in the Destination Selection window, click OK. Retrospect will then display the matching progress window.

– The "Restore from Backup" window will appear. Note that no files have been chosen to restore.

Click Files Chosen to select the files you wish to restore.

– Retrospect then builds a browser window to allow you to select the files you wish to restore.

To select individual files or folders, click on their name.

Shift-click to select blocks of files and folders and command-click to select non-sequential files and folders.

When you have selected all the files you wish to restore, click Mark.

Tip: If you wish to select all files rather than individual files, double click the first item in the list to mark it. All files and folders will then automatically be checked. Close the window after marking your files.

– Confirm the destination, making sure that Retrospect has been set to retrieve the data to a new folder, and click Restore. Retrospect will prompt you to confirm the restoration. Click OK.

– You will be prompted for the appropriate member of the backup set. Note: If you are restoring from a File backup set the restore process will begin immediately.

– The restore process will begin, reading the backup media and writing the retrieved data to the destination. Depending on how your backup was stored, Retrospect may ask for more than one backup set member. At the end of the restore, you will see that the execution was successful . Close the window to end the restore.

Your restored data will be found on the destination in its new folder, named after your backup set.

Last Update: February 13, 2012

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