Restoring a full backup

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In the event it becomes necessary to restore a full H2OS backup, this chart and the discussion below describe the process and the step by step procedure.




Restore process overview








Using the H2OS Recovery console



The first step in restoring a backup is to obtain possession of the backup file. If you have a locally stored copy, you can use it, otherwise you will need to retrieve the backup from it's storage location.


To restore an H2OS created backup, H2OS cannot be running, as Windows will not permit files that are in use to be replaced.


For this reason, H2OS comes with a utility program, c:\h2os\h2os_recover.exe that can be launched from Windows Explorer by finding it (see below) and double-clicking it's file name.



You can also launch H2OS_RECOVER from a Windows command window by entering this command: c:\h2os\h2os_recover


When the H2OS Recovery Console is launched, it's screen will look like this:




When you click the "Restore a full H2OS created backup" command, the following screens will appear:



Click YES



Click YES and then use the navigator to point to the backup to be restored.


In this example, backups are stored in a folder named BACKUPS, but you can designate any folder you wish to store backups (this option is set in setup->options->backups).




Select the backup to be restored and click OK


Note the naming convention for H2OS created full backups includes the date of the backup, 1/25/09 for the 2 backups shown here, plus numbers that make the backup name unique.



Click YES if correct.


If you click NO you will be prompted to point to the proper H2OS installation/product folder


When you click YES, a message like this will appear:





Click YES and allow time for the restore to complete


This screen will appear when the restore operation completes:




Click OK


Close the Recovery Console screen


Restart H2OS