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How to restore the AWS S3 data in Commvault that has been already moved to AWS Glacier step by step

This article is short and sweet and explains how you can restore data from the AWS cloud Glacier. before  I start it is important to understand the difference between S3 and Glacier. there are many reasons you want to put the data in the cloud – cost and convenience is one of those reason – traditionally people have been backing up to tapes because that was the only method to keep data off site. With cloud, now you can keep the data offsite and cost down

S3 is the term used by AWS which stands for simple storage services and provides you storage on demand which can be different tiers based on you need.

Once the data has been moved to AWS Glacier to AWS S3 Bucket there is a workflow in Commvault   that is used to recall the data from the archive

Here are the steps to restore data from the AWS Cloud Glacier –

  1. Login into the Commvault Console
  2. choose the client and click the plus sign
  3. Choose the default “defaultbackupset”  on the left
  4. choose the sub-client in the right pane if you are not using the default one
  5. Right click the sub client in the right pane and choose “Browse and Restore”
  6. Choose the time range and click on view content
  7. Choose the data and choose “Recover all Selected”

 

 

This will kick off a cloud archive recall workflow along with the restore job – it can take up to 4 to 6 hours depending on the data size

 

There is a process in Commvault which is called “workflowcustomlog” which has all the logs that can show you the progress of the restore from the Glacier – below is the screenshot which shows the progress of the restore

 

 

 

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