How to Perform a Basic Restore


Topic Last Modified: 2005-05-09

This procedure will explain how to perform a basic restore using Backup.

One subtle difference between the backup utility in Windows Server 2003 and the backup utility in Windows 2000 Server is how files that are marked for backup and restore appear in the user interface (UI). A cleared check box signifies that no items in the corresponding node will be backed up or restored. A check mark that appears dimmed indicates that only some of the files and folders in that node will be backed up or restored. To see which files will be backed up or restored, expand the node.

  1. Start Backup in Advanced Mode.

    For detailed instructions, see the following procedures:

  2. Click the Restore and Manage Media tab, and then select the files that you want to restore. If the catalog for the backup that you want to restore does not appear, you might have to rebuild the catalog. For details, see "Rebuilding a Catalog for a Restore" in Using Backup to Restore Your Data.

    The Restore and Manage Media tab

  3. In the Restore files to list, select the location where you want the files restored. By default, the location specified is Original location.

  4. Click Start Restore.

  5. In Confirm Restore, click Advanced to specify advanced restore options, or click OK to start the restore.

    For more detailed information about advanced restore options, see the section "Selecting the Advanced Options for a Restore" in Using Backup to Restore Your Data.