Once you have stored files with LiveStor, you can restore them at any time.

Accessing the Restore Feature

To access the Restore feature, point to Tools, then click Restore Files, or in the Tasks section on the left panel of your LiveStor Service Center, click Restore files. The Restore Files window displays, and a folder structure displays in the left pane. When you expand the structure, each directory you backed up displays.

Understanding File Versions

You can view different versions of your backup files in the Restore Files window. The Version column in the right pane displays the version of each file. The most recent backup version displays as Current. The next most recent version displays as version -1. The version prior to that displays as version -2. The version number is based on the number of days you set in the Duration field in the Job Properties window. For example, if you set the duration to 25 days and the file you back up is changed every day, LiveStor stores 25 files — one updated file for each scheduled backup run. The least recent version of the file displays as version -25.

Note

LiveStor automatically removes the files that are older than 25 days.

Sorting the File List

When viewing a list of files you can restore, you can sort the list by any of the column headings at the top of the right pane in the Restore Files window. To sort by a column heading, click the heading. For example, if you want to sort the list by file type, click the Type heading. The file list is reorganized by file type.

The available column headings are:

  • Name — The name of the file.
  • Size — The size of the file.
  • Type — The file type, including the file extension.
  • Modified — The date the file was last modified.
  • Version — The LiveStor backup version for the file.
  • Status — The status of the file in LiveStor.

Restoring Files to Their Original Location

To restore files, click Restore files in the Tasks section of the left panel of your LiveStor Service Center.

Warning

 When you restore files to their original location, you run the risk of overwriting the files currently there.

 To restore files to their original location
  1. Click Tools, then click Restore Files. The Restore Files window displays.
  2. In the left pane, navigate to the folder that includes the files you want to restore. To display the files in the folder, click the folder name.
  3. To restore an entire folder's contents, select the folder’s option in the left pane. To restore individual files, view the right pane and select the option for each file.
  4. In the Restore files to drop-down list at the bottom of the window, select Original Location.
  5. Before you can proceed, you must select the Acknowledge possible overwriting of files option.
  6. Click Start Restore.

Restoring Files to an Alternate Location

To avoid the possibility of overwriting files, you can restore your files to another location. To restore files, click Restore files in the Tasks section on the left panel of your LiveStor Service Center.

 To restore files to an alternate location
  1. Click Tools, then click Restore Files. The Restore Files window displays.
  2. In the left pane, navigate to the folder that includes the files you want to restore. To display the files in the folder, click the folder name.
  3. To restore an entire folder’s contents, select the folder’s option in the left pane. To restore individual files, view the right pane and select the option for each file.
  4. In the Restore files to drop-down list at the bottom of the window, select Alternate Location.
  5. In the Alternate location field, enter the location to save the files to or click Browse to select a location.
  6. Select the folder and click OK.
  7. Click Start Restore.

Locating a Restored File Sent to an Alternate Location

When you restore a file to an alternate location, the path to the restored file includes the path to the original file. However, the file properties are changed. The created, modified, and accessed dates display the date and time of the restore.

The following are examples of file paths:

  • Original File Path — c:\My Documents\LiveStor Backups
  • Alternate Location — c:\Desktop\LiveStor Restored Files
  • Path to the restored file after the restore completes — c:\Desktop\LiveStor Restored Files\My Documents\LiveStor Backups

 

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