Which volumes are required for a NetWorker restore?

This post provides a method of listing which volumes are required to perform a NetWorker restore/recovery via command-line and via the recovery GUI.

via command-line

  1. Open a command prompt on the client, and run the recover command:
    # recover -s <server> -vvvv
  2. Change to the directory for the file you wish to recover (for example: /data01):
    recover> cd /data01
  3. Use the versions command to display versions of the file (for example: myfile.txt):
    recover> versions myfile.txt
  4. Change your browse time to the date and time of the file you wish to recover (for example: 04/01/98 15:05:07):
    recover> changetime 04/01/98 15:05:07
  5. Mark the file for recovery:
    recover> add myfile.txt
  6. Use the volumes command to show which tape the file is located on:
    recover> volumes

from the gui

Solaris/Linux/UNIX Clients

Under Solaris and Linux (actually all flavours of UNIX), we use the nwrecover command

Use the following steps to list the volumes needed for the restore. To start nwrecover open a command line and enter command nwrecover.

  1. Open nwrecover
  2. Select NetWorker server
  3. On nwrecover GUI, Click Options on the menu bar,
  4. select Change Browse Time
  5. Select the backup date from which data to be recovered
  6. Select the file or directory to be recovered
  7. Click Selected in menu bar
  8. Select Required Volumes. A pop up window appears and shows the required volumes for restore.
Windows platform

Under Windows we use the the winworkr command

  1. On Windows Desktop, client Start, Programs, Legato NetWorker, NetWorker User
  2. Select NetWorker server
  3. On winworkr GUI click Restore
  4. Click View
  5. Select Change Browse Time
  6. Select the backup date from which data to be recovered
  7. Click View
  8. Select Required Volumes

References

For more details refer to EMC knowledgebase document esg54778