Restore a Generic Application (LVM)

The Restore function reverts the production data to a specified point in time. You can restore a generic application to its original host or to a replacement host at the same IP address, overwriting the existing data.

Restoring replaces the original production application data with the specified point-in-time image. This restoration results in the loss of all current application data as the application is restored to its status at the point-in-time when the image was created. This operation cannot be undone.

Typically restore operations are performed to restore a database to a valid state after events such as unexpected data corruption. The amount of time required to complete a restore operation depends on the amount of data involved.


To restore a generic application:

  1. Click the App Manager tab and select Applications from the drop-down menu. The Applications page opens.
  2. Select the generic application that has the image that you want to restore, then choose Access from the drop-down list at the bottom of the Applications page. The Access page opens listing captured images appear in the Timeline ramp view. For more information on the view, see Accessing the Timeline Ramp View of an Image. Snapshot image type supports restore operation.
  3. Select the desired image then select Restore from the list of access operations. The Restore page opens.
  4. Select a single volume or multiple volumes to restore. By default all volumes are selected.
  5. Click Submit. A warning dialog opens. Read it and then enter DATA LOSS to confirm. A second warning appears. Enter OVERWRITE OTHER APPS to confirm the restore operation.

    The restore job starts. You can verify that the restore operation is successful by viewing the job status in the Monitor.