This will be the final post in the Azure Backup Server series. I hope this becomes the “Unofficial Azure Backup Server” guide as Microsoft has yet to put a guide together that goes over some of these items (as of 2016Q3).
At this point, we have this new shiny backup product installed and backing up like a champ – as a backup administrator you are pumped. Then you remember, whats the point in having a backup application backup your data if you can’t restore it. In this post, we will go over the steps on how to restore a file from our backup.
- Open the Azure Backup Server and click on “Recovery”
- Click on the data and last backup time that you know the file was there. Notice, if you click on a different Recovery time, you could either retrieve the local disk or the Azure Cloud
- Select the file that you want to restore, then click on the “restore” button in the top left hand corner
- On the “Recovery Wizard” dialog, ensure you have selected the file that you want to restore. Click next
- On the “Recovery Type” – Where do you want to restore the file to? Bad koto its original location or to an alternate location?
- Recovery Options – Select the option based on the restore method
- On the Summary Page, ensure you have what you want, then click on recover.
This has been a fun series to write. I hope this helps with the install and configuration of Azure Backup Server. There are a lot of advanced options within the product that we didn’t go over in this series.
I would recommend always working with your Microsoft Partner when working with new solutions.