During this lesson, you can learn how to restore files and folders from the Azure Recovery Services vault that was protected using the Azure Backup agent from the previous chapter.
- [Narrator] In this lesson I'm going to show you how we restore files and folders that were backed up to Azure using the Azure Backup agent. Now, remember in this example, what we'd previously done was install the agent on the server. And for our demo, we use Windows Server 2012 R2. I'm going to go ahead and open up the Microsoft Azure Backup agent. And this will look very familiar to those of you who've been using Server for some time. It looks very similar to the server backup that was provided years ago.
As you can see, we have a list of jobs here, including a recovery. We have a couple of informational statements as well. And a list of the back ups. In order to recover data, we simply click on Recover Data under the Actions. And the Recover Data Wizard will pop up. The first thing we need to do is pick whether or not we're restoring the files locally to the server or to another server. Now, keep in mind before you start moving ahead.
You may want to have that passphrase that I recommended that you save off to a secure location handy. I'm going ahead and click Next. Now we have to choose what we want to recover. We can select individual files and folders, volumes, or systems stage as well. For this demo, we are going to work with individual files and folders. Go ahead and click Next. As you may recall, I only selected the one volume when I backed up the files and folders and that's the only option we have available. You can select a date that is in bold.
And some of you may be thinking, 'Wait a minute here, I remember that you set this to back up like three times a day.' And you would be right. That as what we did configure in the previous chapter. A few days have gone by since then and I've had this system shut down for a few days as well. So, I'm going to go ahead and grab today. And I can grab any of the times from today. I'm just going to go ahead and grab the last one. And if you've used the agent before, you'll notice that the Mount button is new, whereas in prior versions we would have clicked Next.
So now we actually have to mount that volume. And this could take a few moments. Now that the volume has been mounted, we can actually use Windows Explorer to recover the file. And in our example here, we're looking for the F drive. I'll go ahead and launch Windows Explorer. Expand F drive. And the users. And then we have our documents.
And now we can now copy these files back to that server. I'm going to leave them as is. Next thing we need to do is, you can unmount the volume. If you do not unmount it from here, it will unmount automatically in six hours. And you do have the option to maintain a mount if you have a large file that needs to be recovered. I'm going to go ahead and unmount. And that's all there is to it to restoring your files and folders when you have backed up using the Azure Backup agent to Azure.
- Creating a Recovery Services vault for Azure Backup
- Protecting virtual machines, files and folders, databases, workloads, and file shares
- Restoring virtual machines, files and folders, databases, workloads, and file shares
- Azure Site Recovery scenarios
- Running failover and failback tests
- Replicating an Azure virtual machine