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Restore single file or directory from snap vault

BelaAtCU
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Hi All,

 

Would you know of a way to restore a single file or directory from snap vault (XDP)? 

Currently I can restore the entire volume to a new volume however for large volumes when one needs a file or directory that is an overkill. 

I tried configuring an NFS share of a snap vault xdp volume to see if I can access the vault directly, but it does not look like it can be mounted which also means it can not be shared.

 

Thanks for any pointers or ideas!

 

Bela

 

 

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pedro_rocha
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cloning is a thin operation and won't transfer any data. it is fast and you could access the KB file even if the volume is huge

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pedro_rocha
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You could clone the destination and share it 

BelaAtCU
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Hi Pedro,

Thanks for your help! Yes, the cloning and then sharing would work, however if you have a volume with 300TB data it is a lot of data transfer to get a file that maybe 10KB in size. This is why I was trying to access the vault directly via NFS a Cifs.

Thank you!

Bela

pedro_rocha
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cloning is a thin operation and won't transfer any data. it is fast and you could access the KB file even if the volume is huge

BelaAtCU
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Thank you Pedro. I will test that!

pedro_rocha
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you are welcome, keep us posted

 

please remember to specify "-space-guarantee none" if the source volume is not thin provisioned. this will ensure that the resulting clone will barely consume space when created.

BelaAtCU
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Hi Pedro,

I was able to do the restore following your advise.

Thanks a lot for your help!

Bela

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