Please be sure to complete Scenario 1 first, to ensure you can follow along.
Now let’s restore the files from the backup to the “/tmp/bacula-restore” directory located on the trial VM.
- In the main menu, select Jobs => Restore.
- On the Step 1 slide, select the client “bacula-enterprise-trial-fd” from the dropdown list. The screen will slide to display Step 2.
- In Step 2, click the radio button in the “select” column next to the “Linux-AllFiles_To_Dedup” backup job that was just run. The screen will slide to display Step 3.
- In Step 3, drill down into the directory tree by clicking on the “/” folder icon in the “Backup Content” window. For this restore scenario, just drag the “/etc” folder from the “Backup Content” window to the “Restore Selection Area” window. This will select all the files and directories in “/etc” and below that were backed up in the “Linux-AllFiles_To_Dedup” job.
- Click “Accept Files Selection”. The screen will slide to display Step 4.
- In Step 4, notice that the “Restore Client” field is automatically populated with the bacula-enterprise-trial-fd client, the “Where” field is set to “/tmp/bacula-restore”, and the “Replace” field is set to “Never”. For this simple restore scenario demo, these defaults are OK. Click Run Restore.
- When the restore job starts, you will be taken to a page where the current status of the restore will be displayed in a dialog box at the top and the job log will be displayed in the bottom dialog box. Both of these boxes will be updated as the restore job progresses. Note: This restore is small enough that you may be taken directly to the completed job report.
- Once the restore is complete, the top box will show basic information about the job, and the bottom box will display the complete job log with a summary at the bottom.
- To check the restored files, login at the virtual console or ssh to your Trial VM as root with password “bacula”, and list the contents of your “/tmp/bacula-restore” folder with the command “ls /tmp/bacula-restore/etc/”.
- Please pay attention to the space available in the Trial VM’s “/tmp” directory if you perform several restore jobs. After testing a restore, it is a good idea to delete everything under “/tmp/bacula-restore” and “/tmp/bacula-restores” to keep the VM’s “/” partition from filling to 100%.