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Partition/Files are not retored

Post by prisma » Aug 30, 2019 11:09 am

Hello,

we have B&R configured to also backup physical clients. The backup job is configured to backup the "OS (C:)" and selected directories of "DATA (D:)" (which is only a partition on the OS disk). For this purpose we have chosen option "File Level Backup" including OS.
During a test restore using "entire computer" we noticed that nether the selected directories of D: nor the D: partition itself is restored. The place where the partion should reside stays unallocated disk space. But browsing the backup shows that the selected Directories on D: are stored in the backup. Everything seems to be ok.

Before we open a support case, the questions are:

Is this intended behaviour?
After restore of the OS, is it really intended to have this Data partition created manually and do a file level based restore afterwards?
Or, what else is wrong?

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Re: Partition/Files are not retored

Post by Dima P. » Aug 30, 2019 12:12 pm

Hello prisma,
Is this intended behaviour?
Yes, volume D was not included in the backup, so restore knows nothing about volume allocation and how it should be restored.
After restore of the OS, is it really intended to have this Data partition created manually and do a file level based restore afterwards?
You can manually allocate the remaining disk space and restore desired files and directories via File level backup. Another option would be to process entire volume D as a source and then volume level restore will be available during Bare Metal Recovery.

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Re: Partition/Files are not retored

Post by prisma » Aug 30, 2019 12:52 pm

THX for quick reply, we have chosen the volume based backup to have an instant solution.

Wouldn't it be a good enhancement to have an option "include partition layout of backed up folders" for file level backup?
Or is this use case much to special to open an feature request?

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Re: Partition/Files are not retored

Post by Dima P. » Aug 30, 2019 2:35 pm

Consider you request noted! Thank you!

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