Granular level recovery. Dell Avamar Plug-in for Hyper-V VSS, Avamar Server


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Granular level recovery

Topics:

Granular level recovery to the original location

Granular level recovery to a different location

Setting a custom GLR timeout value

Performing granular level recovery of application databases

Granular level recovery to the original location

If you installed the Avamar Plug-in for Hyper-V VSS with the GLR feature on the Hyper-V Server that you are backing up, you can restore individual files and folders to any folder on the Hyper-V Server for granular level recovery.

Steps

1. In the AUI navigation pane on the left, click , and then click Asset Management .

The Asset Management window is displayed.

2. In the domain tree, select the domain that contains the Windows Hyper-V VSS server.

You cannot view clients outside the domain for the login account. To view all clients, log in to the root domain.

A list of Avamar clients is displayed in the pane below the domains list.

3. In the list of clients, select the client that you want to restore.

4. (Optional) To locate backups by date: a. In the right pane, click VIEW MORE .

b. Click SEARCH .

c. In the From and To fields, specify the date range.

d. Click RETRIEVE .

e. In the list of backups, select a backup.

The list of backups for the date range is displayed.

5. Select the desired backup, and then click Restore .

The Restore wizard opens on the Destination Client pane.

NOTE: If you click Restore before selecting a backup, the wizard opens on the Backup List pane, where you can then make the backup selection.

6. In the Destination Client pane, perform the following steps: a. Select Restore to original client .

b. Click NEXT .

The Backup Content pane is displayed.

7. In the Backup Content pane, perform the following steps: a. To perform a granular level recovery, toggle the GLR switch to ON .

Avamar mounts the image. Mounting the image might take some time.

b. In the hierarchical Domain tree, select VMs in the backup and browse to the files that you want to restore.

The Contents of Backup pane displays a list of files that are contained within the VMs inside the selected backup for the restore.

c. In the right pane, select the files or folders to restore.

If you browse to a folder that contains more than 40,000 objects, only the first 40,000 objects are displayed. To access all objects in the folder, restore the entire folder and its contents.

Do not select encrypted files and folders. The GLR restore fails when you select encrypted files and folders for restore.

d. Click NEXT .

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The Destination Location pane is displayed.

8. In the Destination Location pane, perform the following steps: a. Select Restore to the original location .

b. Click NEXT .

The More Options pane is displayed.

9. In the More Options pane, set the plug-in options: a. In the Amount of time to leave AvFS mounted list, select when to dismount the temporary file system:

● Dismount after restore completes

● Dismount after 1 hour of inactivity

● Dismount after 2 hours of inactivity b. In the Restore folder where files will be restored field, type the target folder. This folder must exist.

Hyper-V VSS plug-in restore options provides the complete list of plug-in options.

10. Click NEXT .

The Summary pane is displayed.

The restore writes the data to the target location in a folder named Recovered Items datetime , where datetime is the day of the week, month, date, time, and year of the restore. For example, data that you restore on Tuesday March 11, 2014 at 3:13:56 p.m. restores to a folder named Recovered Items Tue Mar 11 03:13:56 2014 .

11. In the Summay pane, review the provided information, and then click FINISH.

The following status message is displayed:

Restore request initiated.

12. Copy and paste the restored files and folders from the folder in the temporary file system to the target location.

Granular level recovery to a different location

If you installed the Avamar Plug-in for Hyper-V VSS with the GLR feature on a separate virtual machine or Windows client computer than the Hyper-V Server that you are backing up, you can restore individual files and folders to any folder on the virtual machine or Windows client for granular level recovery.

Steps

1. Ensure that the environment meets the requirements in "Restore requirements"

.

2. In the AUI navigation pane on the left, click , and then click Asset Management .

The Asset Management window is displayed.

3. In the domain tree, select the domain that contains the Windows Hyper-V VSS server.

You cannot view clients outside the domain for the login account. To view all clients, log in to the root domain.

A list of Avamar clients is displayed in the pane below the domains list.

4. In the list of clients, select the client that you want to restore.

5. (Optional) To locate backups by date: a. In the right pane, click VIEW MORE .

b. Click SEARCH .

c. In the From and To fields, specify the date range.

d. Click RETRIEVE .

e. In the list of backups, select a backup.

The list of backups for the date range is displayed.

6. Select the desired backup, and then click Restore .

The Restore wizard opens on the Destination Client pane.

NOTE: If you click Restore before selecting a backup, the wizard opens on the Backup List pane, where you can then make the backup selection.

7. In the Destination Client pane, perform the following steps: a. Select Restore everything to a different client .

b. In the domain tree, select the domain for the client.

c. From the list of clients, select the target client.

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The client is displayed in the Destination Client field.

d. Click NEXT .

The Backup Content pane is displayed.

8. In the Backup Content pane, perform the following steps: a. To perform a granular level recovery, toggle the GLR switch to ON .

Avamar mounts the image. Mounting the image might take some time.

b. In the hierarchical Domain tree, select VMs in the backup and browse to the files that you want to restore.

The Contents of Backup pane displays a list of files that are contained within the VMs inside the selected backup for the restore.

c. In the right pane, select the files or folders to restore.

If you browse to a folder that contains more than 40,000 objects, only the first 40,000 objects are displayed. To access all objects in the folder, restore the entire folder and its contents.

Do not select encrypted files and folders. The GLR restore fails when you select encrypted files and folders for restore.

d. Click NEXT .

The Destination Location pane is displayed.

9. In the Destination Location pane, select Restore virtual machine files for manual provisioning .

Specify the file path of the target location where you want to restore the data:

● To type the file path, in the Restore Location field, type the file path of the target location where you want to restore the data and then click NEXT . For example: E:/vmrestore_dir/

● To select a location, perform the following steps: a. In the Restore Location field, click CHOOSE .

The Choose restore location window is displayed.

b. In the Browse pane, select a location.

The chosen location is displayed in the Restore Location field.

c. Click NEXT .

The More Options pane is displayed.

10. In the More Options pane, set the plug-in options:

In the Amount of time to leave AvFS mounted list, select when to dismount the temporary file system:

● Dismount after restore completes

● Dismount after 1 hour of inactivity

● Dismount after 2 hours of inactivity

Hyper-V VSS plug-in restore options provides the complete list of plug-in options.

11. Click NEXT .

The Summary pane is displayed.

The restore writes the data to the target location in a folder named Recovered Items datetime , where datetime is the day of the week, month, date, time, and year of the restore. For example, data that you restore on Tuesday March 11, 2014 at 3:13:56 p.m. restores to a folder named Recovered Items Tue Mar 11 03:13:56 2014 .

12. In the Summay pane, review the provided information, and then click FINISH.

The following status message is displayed:

Restore request initiated.

13. Copy and paste the restored files and folders from the folder in the temporary file system to the target location.

Setting a custom GLR timeout value

You can control how long the temporary file system for GLR remains mounted by setting a custom GLR timeout value. Set the timeout value before you perform the GLR restore.

Steps

● To set the timeout value, log in as an administrator on the virtual machine or Windows computer that you use for GLR, and then type the following command:

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C:\Program Files\avs\bin\avhypervglr --set-glr-timeout=n where C:\Program Files\avs\bin\ is the Avamar client installation folder and n is the timeout value in minutes. The minimum value is 5, and the maximum value is 1440, which is equivalent to 24 hours.

● To view the current timeout value, type the following command:

C:\Program Files\avs\bin\avhypervglr --get-glr-timeout

Performing granular level recovery of application databases

The Avamar Plug-in for Hyper-V VSS with the GLR feature can be used with the ItemPoint software to provide GLR for

Microsoft Exchange, SQL, and SharePoint databases.

Prerequisites

To perform this procedure:

● The supported Microsoft application (Exchange, SQL, or SharePoint) must be installed and configured in a guest VM on a

Hyper-V node or cluster.

● The Avamar Plug-in for Hyper-V VSS with the GLR feature must be installed on the Hyper-V node or cluster.

● ItemPoint and the Avamar plug-in for the application itself must be installed on the node that is used for GLR of the application (Microsoft Exchange, SQL, or SharePoint) data. The Avamar plug-in documentation for the appropriate application contains plug-in installation information.

Steps

1. Ensure that the environment meets the requirements in "Restore requirements"

.

2. In the AUI navigation pane on the left, click , and then click Asset Management .

The Asset Management window is displayed.

3. In the domain tree, select the domain that contains the Windows Hyper-V VSS server.

You cannot view clients outside the domain for the login account. To view all clients, log in to the root domain.

A list of Avamar clients is displayed in the pane below the domains list.

4. In the list of clients, select the client that you want to restore.

5. (Optional) To locate backups by date: a. In the right pane, click VIEW MORE .

b. Click SEARCH .

c. In the From and To fields, specify the date range.

d. Click RETRIEVE .

e. In the list of backups, select a backup.

The list of backups for the date range is displayed.

6. Select the desired backup, and then click Restore .

The Restore wizard opens on the Destination Client pane.

NOTE: If you click Restore before selecting a backup, the wizard opens on the Backup List pane, where you can then make the backup selection.

7. In the Destination Client pane, perform the following steps:

● To restore to the original location, perform the following steps: a. Select Restore to original client .

b. Click NEXT .

● To restore to a different client, perform the following steps: a. Select Restore to a different client .

b. In the domain tree, select the domain for the client.

c. In the list of clients, select the target client.

○ To restore to shared storage in a cluster, specify the cluster client.

○ To restore to a local disk on a cluster node, specify the hostname of the physical node.

The client appears in the Destination Client field.

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d. Click NEXT .

8. In the Backup Content pane, toggle the GLR switch to ON .

Avamar mounts the image. Mounting the image might take some time.

9. On the target application VM for Microsoft Exchange, SQL, or SharePoint, open ItemPoint from the Microsoft Windows

Start menu: a. Select Programs .

b. Select the ItemPoint folder appropriate for the application (for example, the ItemPoint for Microsoft Exchange folder).

c. Select the ItemPoint program appropriate for the application (for example, the ItemPoint for Microsoft Exchange program).

The Data Wizard opens at the Source Selection window.

10. In the Source Selection window: a. Browse to the mount location of the VHD which was created by using the Avamar Plug-in for Hyper-V VSS for GLR.

For example: C:\Program Files\avs\var\vmsql\ b. Browse to and select one of the following:

● For Microsoft SQL and SharePoint, select the .mdf

and .ldf

files.

For example:

○ C:\Program Files\avs\var\vmsql\Disk 0\Partition 1\Program Files\Microsoft SQL

Server\MSSQL12.HVSQL\MSSQL\DATA\charan.mdf

○ C:\Program Files\avs\var\vmsql\Disk 0\Partition 1\Program Files\Microsoft SQL

Server\MSSQL12.HVSQL\MSSQL\DATA\charan_log.ldf

● For Microsoft Exchange, select the .ebd

file.

11. Proceed to complete the granular level recovery as described in the ItemPoint documentation for the appropriate application plug-in.

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