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Barracuda Restore

for Windows ®

Copyright © 2008 Barracuda Networks, Inc.


Contents

Login 1
Connections 2
Backup Server Location 2
Offsite Location 2
Proxy 3
What’s New 4
Preferences 5
Restore Location 5
Distributed Decompression 6
Colors 7
File Exploring & Selection 8
File View 8
Folder View 9
File Restoration 10
Location 10
Restoring 11
Restore Canceling, Postponement & Pausing 12
Restore Details 13
Restore Completed 14

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Login

Each time you begin Barracuda Restore and


perform an action that requires authentication, you
will be required to log in. Once logged in, you will
be required to re-login only if you’ve changed your
connection location.

The user name and password should be the same for both the Backup Server and the offsite location
logins. This login is identical to that which you use on the Control Panel.

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Connections

You can choose to restore from either your Backup Server or from the offsite location. When possible, it
is recommended that you restore from the Backup Server. The Backup Server restore is much faster.

The Backup Servers window


will list your Backup Servers.
Select one and then choose
whether you’ll be restoring its
data from the Backup Server or
from offsite. You must select a
Backup Server even if restoring
from the offsite location so that
Barracuda Restore can retrieve
data for the correct Backup Server.

Backup Server Location


If you choose to restore from a Backup Server and click the Backup Server button, the IP Address listed
and the default port will be used. If you click the Manual… button, the same IP Address and the default
port will be filled in, but you can change
these settings. This will not be necessary for
normal use, unless instructed by Barracuda
technical support.

Offsite Location
If you click the Offsite… button, the address
of the offsite location and the offsite default
port will be filled in. Once again, you
should only change these if instructed by
Barracuda technical support.

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Proxy

If you use a proxy to access the Internet, you may specify


those settings here.

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What’s New

The What’s New window will show


what has changed in the application
from release to release.

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Preferences
Restore Location
In the Location tab, you can
specify where restored files
are created. You can also
request to be prompted to
change that location. This
will cause a window to pop
up at the beginning of each
restore with the selected
location already filled in, but
can be changed.

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Preferences
Distributed Decompression
The Decompression tab
allows you to balance the
workload during a restore
between your local computer
and the location from which
you’re restoring.

During a restore, the Current


Local CPU Usage will display
how hard your computer
is working. For quickest
restores, put as much load
as you can on your local
computer. This will cause
the parts being restored to
come across compressed…
and, therefore, faster since
the source location will not
have to do the work of decompressing those parts. Your local computer can then decompress the parts
and assemble the files.

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Preferences
Colors
The Colors tab is strictly for aesthetics. You can use gradients (as demonstrated in the screen shots of
this manual) or just leave the windows in the system colors.

If you choose to personalize your restoring experience by adding some color to your application, you
have a lot of choices on how to apply it. Feel free to play around. Nothing here affects the speed of
the restores.

The Window Gradient Type


affects how the gradients
are drawn on the windows’
surface. The Header
Gradient Type affects the
column headers on lists.

To change the color, click in


the box of a color type. This
opens the color dialog. The
slider on the right side of
each color box adjusts the
range of the gradient.

Note: When you select a


color, the application will
detect whether the luminosity
works best with white or
black text and will adjust the text of the labels in the windows accordingly. If you select a color too
middle of the road, the application will adjust it to the closest acceptable luminosity. Depending on
whether you’ve selected a light or dark color the gradient will fade from your selection to white or black
respectively, preventing a gradient that interferes with label text.

Turning off the gradients will not overwrite your selections, but Reverting the Colors and then Applying
them will.

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File Exploring & Selection
File View
If you’re looking for a file and you’re not
sure of the location but know at least
part of the name, then try doing a File
Search.

The first 500 records maximum are


returned, so limiting the potential returns
by selecting a size range and/or date
range may help find the file(s) you’re
looking for.

If you click on a listed file, you’ll get


some information about it in a tool tip,
including the number of revisions.

If you double-click a file, you’ll see a listing of all revisions by date. (This
also works in Folder View when double-clicking a file.)

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File Exploring & Selection
Folder View
If you need to restore a directory or several directories or files from the same date and time, use the
Folder View. This is a tree view system that displays your backed-up data as it existed at a particular
point in time.

Optionally, you can choose to view data that had previously been deleted in this view, as well.

Note: When you make selections, the Estimates window shows you the number of files and total size
selected. This may be incorrect when viewing removed/deleted files. When a folder selection is made,
that folder’s totals (which are cached to avoid having to add the contents on the fly) do not include
deleted folders/files within it. Therefore, in the tree view, you may see deleted folders that are not
counted in the totals.

Once you begin a restore and all the files in that restore are returned, the totals will be correct.

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File Restoration
Location
If you’ve opted to be prompted for a restore location (in the Preferences – Location tab), a window will
be displayed with your default restore location. You can change the location by clicking the button to
the left of the restore path (for this restore only) or keep the default.

Clicking OK will continue


the restore.
Clicking Cancel will abort
the restore.

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File Restoration
Restoring
Once the restore has begun, you’ll see files in the process of being restored listed with progress bars
in the top right listbox.

Completed files will be listed in the bottom right listbox.

Across the top right is a progress bar indicating the entire restore with labels.

The folder button below the restore’s progress bar opens the indicated restore location.

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File Restoration
Restore Canceling, Postponement & Pausing
You can cancel a restore in progress. This will abort the restore,
but you will still be able to access files that were completed.

Secondarily, you can postpone a restore. This will abort the


restore. You can access the files that were completed and files
that were partially completed will be continued where they left
off if you choose to restore them in the future. This is very helpful
if you must stop the restore of a very large file.

You may also choose to pause a restore temporarily.

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File Restoration
Restore Details
The Restore Details window gives
you a lot more information than just
the main window’s progress bar and
labels.

Note: The label just below Queued


indicates whether the totals are still
estimates or are accurate. Once a
restore begins, the actual totals will
be returned rather quickly.

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File Restoration
Restore Completed
Once a restore has completed (or has been cancelled or
postponed), a window will pop up with details about what’s
been restored.

Clicking the Restore Logs… button will open the Restore


Logs folder. This folder is located with the files that were
restored.

Note: Changing the default restore location will not move


past restore logs.

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