is stored for every backup run. The metadata is known as the backup catalog
and includes information about when a backup was taken, what is inside the backup, what backup level it is, and much more.
Restores When restoring to an alternate machine require that , the backup catalogs must be restored before the data can be restored first. The
The Restore Catalog operation scans for backup runs available on disk or cloud and restores the backup catalog. This rebuilds the backup set(s) to which the backups belong and includes the backup set configuration, the Restore page, and the Report history.
- Install ZCB and import the cloud certificate.
- Click Tools > Restore Catalog.
- Enter information about the backups you wish to recover. Only backups that match the criteria will be imported.
- Press OK.
- A scan for valid, matching backups will begin.
- This process can take a long time. Please be patient.
- When prompted, close and restart ZCB to complete the Restore Catalog process.
- All functions, including reports and data restores, will be available for the backups and backup sets.
Catalogs can only be restored if the backup set does not already exist on the system. If it is necessary to restore catalogs for a backup set that already exists, please delete the existing backup set before you begin.
Restore Catalog from Cloud
Catalog information must be downloaded to the local machine before it can be imported. Specify a directory here to use as temporary storage of this data. This data is deleted from disk at the end of the Restore Catalog process.