Past versions of files are stored in the Vault, the working space that stores a Job's current file versions, past versions, deleted files, and log files. The default location of the Vault is C:\Vault Data.
If you restore and replace the Vault, it will set all of your Agents' data back to the date and time that you performed the backup of the Vault. Therefore, if you want only certain files or folders, it is best to restore the Vault or a specific Job folder to some other location, locate the files or directories that you want to restore, and copy them into an Agent.
If the Vault's hard drive fails
Make a copy of the data at one of your systems running an Agent. You can make an entire copy of the replicating directory or do a Windows search and copy only the files that changed since your last Vault backup date (since the date of the Vault that you plan to restore to the Vault).
Restore the previous backup Vault and restart the service. The Agents will reconnect and their replicated data will revert to the date and time that the Vault was backed up.
On the system where you made a copy of the data in step 1, copy the desired files to the replicating directory. It will then send only the file differences out to the other Agents, and they will be made current.
Restoring a Single directory
Navigate into the backup copy of your Vault and into the desired Job directory.
Navigate into the "P" folder, which contains the current copies of the physical files and folders.
Locate the directory that you need, and copy it into one Agent. It will replicate the file differences out to all other Agents.
If you restore from a tape made at an Agent, do not restore the mount points. Do not restore over the existing AVMO or AVMF directory.
In BrightStor, on the screen on mount points, select the data one level below the junction point instead of the junction point.
In Veritas, in Settings > Advanced > Junction points, click Preserve existing junction points and restore files and directories from backup media.
ShadowCopy is not supported, because it does not support junction points. ShadowCopy has to be told to traverse mount points and junction points.
If you must use ShadowCopy, use the following workaround:
Create a read-only shared folder in the /AVMF/xxxx/P folder (the junction point to which it is linked).
If you have multiple jobs, you might create a read-only shared folder on the AVMF folder instead of creating each share folder on each P folder.