How do I just restore all of the files I backed up in Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 2010 Desktop Version
Posted on 2011-02-23
Just installed Backup Exec System Recovery 2010 Desktop Edition. I've setup all my backups no problem. I am not using the backup my entire computer / recovery point option as it is not appropriate to image the entire drive. I just need to back up the server shares (about 6 folders with many subfolders and files totalling approx 75 gigabytes) on a daily basis.
The issue I'm having is that I cannot find a way to just restore all of the folders and their contents in their entirety (as I would need to do in the event of a hard drive failure). When I select recover my files it brings up a search window with "find files to recover". If I type in the name of the top level folder (containing all server shares / subfolers) it appears in the window but if I right click it the option to recover files is greyed out meaning I can't just recover the whole thing. When i double click it it list ALL the files inside including many versions of each that have been incrementally backed up. I can't even just highlight all and restore as it says "my search criteria returned more files than can be displayed". I can see no way to just restore the whole folder structure like I would have done in NTBackup
I can't understand why it would be designed like this - surely there must be a way to just do a restore of the most recent file and folder backup in its entirety? There's no reference to this in any of the literature / reviews - I cannot believe there could be such a fundamental oversight?