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reevert Firmware 1.14

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Please find below step by step tutorials on how to perform actions in the reevert application.

How to Restore Files / Folders

In the situation where you have to manually restore a specific file or folder, you have to go through the Restore process. During this process, you will create a restore point share that is a snapshot of your files from the snapshot you choose.

  • To do so, go to the Shares, Snapshots & Recovery page. Once there locate your share, and select the snapshot from which you would like to restore your files or folders from. Once you have selected the specific snapshot, press the Restore button.

  • This will bring up a pop-up from which you will be able to name the restore share. Once you have chosen the name and pressed Yes, Restore, the appliance will create the share and make it visible to your network. Once the restore share is available on the network, you can navigate there and retrieve your data.

Please note that initially this restore share does not consume space because it references the snapshot data which is stored internally in the appliance. However once you have recovered your data, you should delete the restore point. This is because once your snapshot is removed through the retention policy, the restore point will start to consume space in the appliance.

How to Restore a Non Booting Machine using Image Backup Restore

If you have a machine in your network that is not booting up and an image of its operating system exists on your reevert appliance, you will be able to restore the machine using the following steps:

  • You will first need to go to your reevert appliance, and find the Image Backup Policy under the Image Backups. Once there locate the Image Backup Sets and press the Perform a Restore and confirm you want to restore the image backup. Choose the source image, which has to be for the operating system drive, and select no for system boots. Once that is done you will be given commands that you will need to enter during the restore process. To initiate the restore process, you will need to use a Windows Restore CD

    Image Backup Restore Instructions No Boot - reevertAppliance Instructions

  • Load the Windows Restore CD and boot the machine using it. Once it appears, press the Repair your computer button. From there navigate to the Troubleshoot page and then press the Command Prompt button to bring up the command prompt. From here you will need to initialize the network using the first command given to you by the Image Backup recovery from before. Once the network is intialized you will need to enter the second command given. This will mount the Image Backup share, where you will be able to run the Snapshot software using the third command.

    Windows Recovery - Selecting Troubleshoot Menu - reevertWindows Recovery Menu

    Windows Recovery - Selecting Command Prompt - reevertChoosing Command Prompt

    Windows Recovery - Commands and Snapinit - reevertCommands in Command Prompt

  • This will bring up the Snapshot Startup Screen. Because we want to do a full image restore, press the Restore complete Disk from Images button. On the next screen press Browse in the upper right corner to locate the source image. Under network locations you will see the S: drive that you had mounted previously which you will need to open. Next you will see a list of folders with different timestamps. Select the folder which you will want to restore from, and you will be shown several files. Please select the .sna file for the drive letter you need restore and press open. In the next window you will select the disk you will restore to. Once this is done press next and confirm that it will overwrite your data. Please make sure you have selected the correct hard drive because it will erase all existing data on the drive. Once you have done this the restore process will start and when it has completed it will notify you about its success. Once you are done close the program and restart the machine.

    Image Backup Restore Step One - reevertRestore Step One

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