If a path is protected by a protected path, you can restore the path from any existing snapshot of the protected path. The protected path can be local or it can be a path on a remote cluster that is replicated to the local cluster.
The restore procedure creates a global snapshot clone on the local cluster from a chosen snapshot of the protected path. The process is completed within seconds. During and following this stage, the restore can be aborted until the second stage is done. The second stage is to commit the restore, which renames the global snapshot clone to the name of the original path. Once this is done, the restore cannot be aborted/reverted.
From the Protected Paths tab of the Data Protection page, identify the protected path that you want to restore, click to open the Actions menu for the protected path, and select Restore.
From the Snapshot dropdown, select the snapshot that you want to use to restore the path.
The restore process creates a Global Snapshot Clone. During the process, you can switch to the Global Snapshot Clones tab, where you will see a new record named
<protected path name>-<restore>, initially with State Syncing. The global snapshot clone completes quickly and the state changes to Complete.
You can select Restore Progress from the Actions menu for the protected path or the global snapshot clone to view the progress in the Activities log.
During the progress of the global snapshot clone, you have the option to pause, resume or stop (abort the process and remove the clone) the restore from the Actions menu of the global snapshot clone. When the global snapshot clone is completed, you have the option to remove the global snapshot clone (also from the Actions menu).
When the global snapshot clone is complete, return to the Protected Paths tab, open the Actions menu for the same protected path and select Commit Restore.
The clone is now renamed to the original path, completing the restore.
Use the protectedpath restore command to restore the protected path to a specific snapshot.
Run the globalsnapshotclone list command to list global snapshot clones. Identify a new global snapshot clone named
<protected path name>-<restore>and verify that its status is complete before continuing.
When the status is complete, use the protectedpath commit command to commit the restore.