How to restore client data from TSM Fastback server repository


With the snapshots that are stored on the FastBack Server, you can recover data that is backed up. There are several ways to recover data:
  • Recover volumes. For more information about recovering volumes
  • instant restore with FastBack Mount. For more information about instant restore
  • Recover files. For more information about recovering files
During the cleanup process, FastBack Server detects snapshots that are potentially corrupted. When FastBack Server detects a potentially corrupted file, a warning message is displayed and a message is written to the FastBack Server log. During the next scheduled snapshot of the volume a job is run to repair the snapshot. You must not use a potentially corrupted snapshot. If a problem occurs and you need the data before the repair job for the snapshot completes, complete the following steps:

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  1. Run the file system check tool. You can see the operating system documentation for more help in completing this step.
  2. Run the application consistency check tool. You can see the operating system documentation for more help in completing this step.

TSM Fastback Restore Procedure

Below Screenshots shoes how to restore FastBack data using Volumes and FastBack Mount.
  • Select the Recovery Tab, which shows various ways to restore the client data
  • To restore the data using volume restore, go the Snapshot Monitor tab and select the completed backup and right click on it. Then select Snapshot Volume Restore option.
  • Now choose the destination to restore the backedup data and click Apply
  • Alternatively if you choose Disk Restore instead of Snapshot volume restore in the previous screenshot, it will ask source and destination for restore. Select the snapshot and the destination disk for recovery as shown below.
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  • You can also use FastBack Mount wizard for recovering the data, select the repository and destination to start the recovery process.




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