There are two methods available to restore your backup chain to an eFolder Continuity Cloud node.
Your choice of methods depends on how you have previously uploaded your backups:
- Method #1 uses eFolder's Online Backup File Manager to restore your backup chains. Learn more here:
- Method#2 uses StorageCraft's ShadowProtect ImageManager
Using the ShadowProtect ImageManager replication method, your ShadowProtect backup chain is stored in its native format, just as it is on your customer’s local storage. This allows us to basically copy it to the Continuity Cloud node. StorageCraft VirtualBoot, through SPX is then used to quickly virtualize each server (in ~15 minutes or less, in most cases.) The virtual firewall is then configured to properly set up the desired networking and port forwarding.
The following step-by-step instructions explain how to use Method #2, using StorageCraft's ShadowProtect ImageManager:
Copy data using a mounted volume
In this step, we will use Windows Explorer to mount the X: volume from the storage vault to copy the data. Communication will happen across eFolder’s internal data center network, resulting in much faster transfer speeds than if you were restoring over the Internet.
1. Open Windows Explorer, right click on “This PC” and select Map a network drive.
2. When the Map Network Drive dialog window opens, enter the following network folder information:
a. In the Folder data box, enter the vault address you used for replication.
b. Check the Connect using different credentials box.
c. Click Finish.
3. Enter the AD credentials you used when connecting to RDWeb for Remote ImageManager.
Click OK to continue.
4. Explorer now displays the folders available in replicatedvolumeimages, giving you the ability to copy what you need.
Copy data using WinSCP
In this step, we will use WinSCP to copy the data from the storage node. Communication will happen across eFolder’s internal data center network.
1. To begin, start the WinSCP client from the desktop icon:
2. Login using the account User name and Password associated with the customer whose data you are restoring. (If data from multiple customers is being restored, repeat this section of instructions for each customer.)
3. Navigate the left pane to X:\Data.
Then drag the folder for the system to be virtualized from the right panel…
…to the X:\Data on the left panel.