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The Restore

SEP sesam offers full restore ( all files of a saveset ), selective restore ( selected files ) or generation restore. From the Sesam interface the Restore Wizard - an assistant program - is launched. The Restore Wizard guides you through the various steps for data recovery.

Restores can be performed as so called automatically scheduled restores to check the stored data. For that purpose a restore is configured with the restore manager and saved. This saved restore (contains all the parameters for implementation) is started in continuous intervals from the SEPuler. With that procedure the data integrity can be controlled and logged.

Selective Restore

During selective restore only a subset of files of a saveset is selected. Sesam positions the media at the last mark before the selected data, skips unselected files and transfers only the desired files. This guarantees a quick and network-optimal restore.

Generation Restore

Selective restores from differential or incremental backups require a chain of several restores starting from the last full Backup. Sesam automatically switches to the generation view and handles the arrangement of these single steps for the user. In generation view , the selection list displays not only the files from the selected differential or incremental backup but all files since the last full backup - so all generations of files are presented.

In the Sesam GUI a specific view can be chosen, either the view for single backups or the generations view. Using the single backups view the user only works on the selected type, whether it is an incremental or a differential restore (similar to a normal restore).

Scheduled Restores

Scheduled restores are possible using Sesam and creating an event or task. The restores will then be performed at the set time. It is even possible to schedule a restore for data that has not yet been backed up. The selective restore can be set to run at the completion of the daily backup routine, e.g. the last backed up file can be restored, preferably to a new directory and the data validity established.