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Restoring the backup to a different computer

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vincenzo
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Restoring the backup to a different computer

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What is your recommended procedure, after a computer failure, when I want to restore the entire backup to another computer, but do not want the old versions (in all the $SBV$ folders) to be copied over?

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Re: Restoring the backup to a different computer

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Hi,

To restore the most-recent backup files from your backup drive without version files (from $SBV$ folders):

1. You can create a new profile in SyncBackSE with Destination pointing to a folder where your backup files are stored and Source to a folder where you want to restore files. Then enable Versioning on the Destination side (to prevent the version files from copying). Run this profile in Restore mode to restore only the live backup files from Destination to Source.

2. Alternatively, if you have a copy of your original profile (the profile that you have initially used to backup files to destination drive with versioning), then you can simply import it into SyncBackSE on the new computer and run that profile in restore mode to restore files from destination to source.

Please note that when running a profile in restore mode, the restore wizard will analyse your profile settings and ask you a set of questions on how you want the files to be restored. These steps are to avoid unnecessary overwrite or deletion of files on your Source drive and to ensure that the files are restored in the way you want. You can refer to this tutorial for the list of questions asked during the restore process:

https://www.2brightsparks.com/tutorials ... ups/6.html

You can either answer the questions or click on 'Restore Now' button to start the restore process immediately. If you want you can try restoring to an empty folder first on your Source drive (using the 'Restore To' option available in the Restore Wizard) and if all your files are restored correctly, then you can try restoring to your actual source location. You can also perform a Simulated Restore and closely monitor the Differences Window to understand the list of files that will be restored during the profile run.

In addition, please read the help file > Using SyncBackSE > Basic Operation > Restoring a Backup for more details.

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Re: Restoring the backup to a different computer

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Thanks for the info.

What about if I was to copy the entire backup folder to the new computer, then did a search for $SBV$ on the new computer, and deleted all those folders?
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Re: Restoring the backup to a different computer

Post by Swapna »

Hi,

Yes, you can do that.

However, if you enable versioning option (as suggested in my reply) and run the profile in restore mode, then all the $SBV$ folders (and its contents) are ignored (by default) and only the current live backup files are restored from destination to source.

Thank you.
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