7. Restore individual files
Restoring individual files is achieved by using the
Data Protection for VMware Recovery Agent.
Launch the Recovery Agent from > >
> > :
Figure 10. Recovery Agent main window.
7.1. Using iSCSI
The most flexible way to restore individual files is by using the
Recovery Agent to export
a backup as an iSCSI target that the iSCSI initiator on a virtual machine can then mount.
Select from the
Tivoli Storage Manager
Set the following:
- Server address:
- Server port:
- Node access method:
- Authentication node:
- The proxy node name. This is the
NodeNmae setting in
- The password for the authentication node.
- Target Node:
- The TSM for VE target node. This is the
AsNodeNmae setting in
Figure 11. Recovery Agent new server dialogue.
Choose the relevant backup by selecting a
Figure 12. Recovery Agent select backup.
Select mount destination dialogue is displayed:
Figure 13. Recovery Agent select mount destination dialogue (iSCSI).
Mount as an iSCSI target and set a unique (on the proxy machine)
iSCSI target name and set the appropriate iSCSI initiator name that corresponds to the
virtual machine that will connect to this iSCSI target. Note that port 3260 must be open between the
The iSCSI target will now be listed in the
Mounted Volumes list in the Recovery
Agent. Configure the iSCSI initiator on the appropriate VM to mount the target read-only and copy
the required files to the VM using standard operating system tools. How to do this is beyond the scope of these
instructions as it varies for each operating system.
When the iSCSI target is not needed any longer, unmount it and disconnect the iSCSI initiator from
the target. Select the target in the Recovery Agent and click
Exit the Recovery Agent by clicking
7.2. Using a Windows mount
You can mount an NTFS backup as a drive letter or in an empty NTFS folder.
Follow the steps for setting up iSCSI until you reach the
Select mount destination
Create virtual volume from selected partition.
Select a partition to mount. You should also select
Show only mountable partitions
Mount virtual volume as read only.
Choose either a drive letter or NTFS folder for the partition.
Figure 14. Recovery Agent select mount destination dialogue (local mount).
The volume appears in the Mounted Volumes list of the Recovery Agent.
Use normal Windows tools to copy files from the mounted volume. When finished, select the
volume in the Recovery Agent and click
Close the Recovery Agent.
Although the above procedure was run on the TSM for VE proxy machine it is possible to install the
recovery agent on a VM to perform local mounts. Contact the HFS team if you wish to do this.
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