2014-04-20 08:22 PM
Our company recently adopted the NetApp filer and I am creating DR documentation. I have been able to understand everything about snap restore except the -t file option. We have a CIFS setup and I am able to restore a complete volume or a single file but I can not restore a single folder. I keep getting an "inappropriate file type or format" error. I just want to know if restoring a folder is possible using the snap restore command. The command I am using is below for Data OnTap 8.2.1.RC1.
snap restore -t file -s nightly.2 /vol/maps/region3/folder1
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2014-04-20 08:52 PM
Snap restore is by volume or file.
To restore a directory you could clone the volume from a snapshot, and then copy the directory back from the clone.
I hope this response has been helpful to you.
At your service,
Eugene E. Kashpureff
Independent NetApp Consultant, K&H Research http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff
Senior NetApp Instructor, Unitek Education http://www.unitek.com/training/netapp/
(P.S. I appreciate points for helpful or correct answers.)