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OpenDirect Restore

OpenDirect restore is an additional restore options for restoring files from a Windows File backup set. The OpenDirect restore method makes use of the granular restore technology to make a selective restore of individual files from a large compressed or image file, for example, zip, RAR, ISO files, without the need to restore the compressed or image file first, to give you a fast and convenient file restore solution.

During the OpenDirect restore process, the file(s)/folders can be viewed and/or copied from the Windows File Explorer on the Windows machine you are performing the restore. OpenDirect restore is only supported on File backup sets created and backed up using CloudBacko Go on the Windows platform with OpenDirect restore feature enabled.

Benefits

OpenDirect restore allows you to quickly access individual files from a large compressed or image file by viewing and/or copying files from the file explorer on the Windows you are performing the restore, without having to fully restore the whole compressed or image file first.

Restore of Entire Compressed File Not Required

As opposed to the traditional restore where you have to restore the entire compressed or image file first before you can access any individual file in it, OpenDirect restore allows you to view and download individual files from a compressed or image file, without having to restore the compressed file or image file first.

Ability to Restore Selected Files

When restoring a large compressed or image file, sometimes, you may only need to restore individual file(s) out of the entire file, therefore, OpenDirect restore gives you the flexibility to restore selective file(s) quickly, so it saves you time and effort to achieve your restore goal.

Limitation

No Encryption and Compression - To ensure optimal restore performance, the backup of the files in an OpenDirect file backup set will NOT be encrypted and compressed, therefore, you may have to take these factors into consideration when selecting this restore option.

How does OpenDirect Restore work?

Requirements

Supported Backup Modules

OpenDirect restore is only supported on File backup sets created and backed up using CloudBacko Go v7.13.0.0 or above on Windows platform with OpenDirect restore feature enabled.

License Requirements

An OpenDirect / Granular restore add-on module license is required per backup set for this feature to work. Contact your backup service provider for more details.

Backup Quota Storage

As compression is not enabled for OpenDirect file backup sets, to optimize restore performance the storage quota required will be higher than non-OpenDirect file backup sets. Contact your backup service provider for details.

Windows Operating System

CloudBacko Go must be installed on a 32 bit or 64-bit Windows Operating System as libraries for OpenDirect only supports Windows platform:

  • Windows 2008 R2 SP1 or above
  • Windows 2012
  • Windows 2012 R2
  • Windows 2016
  • Windows 7 SP1 or above
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

Temporary Directory Requirement

The temporary directory folder should have at least the same available size as the compressed or image file to be restored and should be located on a local drive to ensure optimal performance. Available Spare Drive Letter

One spare drive letter must be available on the Windows machine for the granular restore process, as the compressed file or image is mounted on Windows as a logical drive. CloudBacko Go will automatically take the next available drive letter in alphabetical order for the compressed or image file.

1. The Windows drive letters A, B, and C are not used by OpenDirect restore.
2. The OpenDirect restore assigned drive letter(s) will be released once you exit from CloudBacko Go UI.

Network Requirements

Recommended minimum network speed is at least 100Mbps download speed.

The network bandwidth requirements will increase in proportion to the size of the compressed file/image and or the incremental delta chain length to ensure optimal performance. Working with limited network bandwidth may severely affect the granular restore performance.

You can use an online network speed test website (e.g. www.speedtest.net) to get an idea of the actual bandwidth of the machine.

Other Dependencies

The following dependencies are restore related and therefore they will be checked by CloudBacko Go only when an OpenDirect restore is performed. The absence of these elements will not affect the backup job but would cause the restore to fail.

Permissions

The Windows login account used for the installation and operation of the CloudBacko Go client machine requires Administrator privileges.

public/quickstart/windows/open_direct.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/03 13:02 by support