Files / Apps tab

The Files / Apps tab provides access to a set of powerful restore options that can restore files, folders and applications from BackupAssist backups using a guided restore process. When performing data restores, you simply select Local and Network files from the Files / Apps tab and follow the prompts. For Exchange, Hyper-V and SQL, we have specialist tools that provide additional analysis and functionality and additional restore options available for these server applications.

Home menu

The Home menu is the default restore screen and shows the types of restores available. All restores should be performed using the Home menu.


Tools menu

The Tools menu shows the different restore tools available in BackupAssist. These tools provide advanced restore options that do not use the guided restore process. These restore tools should only be used by experienced users and BackupAssist technical support.

Restore Tools

The Integrated Restore Console

The Integrated Restore Console will restore File Archiving backups, File Protection backups (including backups using Rsync) and System Protection backups. The console’s flexibility means it can also restore Exchange Server and SQL Server databases, VSS applications and files from Hyper-V hosts and guests.

How to use the Integrated Restore Console is documented in sections for each restore type.

Backup catalogs

When a BackupAssist backup runs, a file catalog is created for that backup and used by the restore process to find the backup and load its contents. The catalog contains a list of files that were backed up, the location they were backed up from and the backup destination.

Backup Search

When performing a restore, BackupAssist allows you to use the Search feature to find the backup that you want to restore from.

The Search option allows you to locate files across a selection of backups and to refine those results using filters such as the file's creation time and the file's size.