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Barracuda Backup

Restore Data via Download

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As an alternative to restoring data to a restore target, Barracuda provides the ability to download data directly to your workstation. The Download hyperlink displays next to the Restore options in the Restore Browser. Customers replicating to the Barracuda Cloud or Amazon Web Services (AWS) will see the download options in both the local and web UI. When a download is initiated from the web UI, the data is being pulled directly from the cloud storage target. Customers not replicating to the Barracuda Cloud or AWS will not see the download options from the web UI. The download options is only present in the local UI and when a download is initiated from there, the data is being pulled directly from the local Barracuda Backup device. All downloads initiated from the local UI generally perform better and download faster since they are being pulled from the local Barracuda Backup device as opposed to cloud storage.

In Barracuda Backup 6.5, Barracuda implemented download restart/resume capability from the web browser. Currently, only Firefox provides the ability to restart/resume downloads. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome do not provide restart/resume capability. For this reason, Barracuda recommends Firefox when downloading files, especially large files where the chances of a network disruption may occur.

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You can restore data using the download feature using the local device web interface or Cloud web interface. You can select to download files and directories directly to your system:

  • Download a single file
  • Download file system directories as ZIP files
  • Download email mailboxes and folders as ZIP files

Local Device Web Interface

Use the Barracuda Backup download feature through the local web interface to quickly download backed up data using the following steps:

  1. Open a web browser, enter the Barracuda Backup Server IP address, and log in to the Barracuda Backup web interface.
  2. The System page displays; go to the Restore > Restore Browser page:
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  3. Navigate to a directory or file for download:
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  4. The Restore Browser section displays the latest backup date.

    Older Revision
    To restore an older revision of the file or directory, click Change Date to display all available revisions:
    change_date.png

  5. Click Download to the right of the file or folder you want to download:
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  6. The selected file is downloaded to a ZIP file. Once downloaded, you can extract the downloaded content from the zip file:
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Cloud Web Interface

Use the following steps to download and verify backed up data from the cloud:

  1. Go to https://login.barracudanetworks.com/ and log in to the Barracuda Backup web interface.
  2. Go to the Restore > Restore Browser  page.
  3. Navigate to a file or folder for download:
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  4. The Restore Browser section displays the latest backup date.

    Older Revision
    To restore an older revision of the file or directory, click Change Date to display all available revisions:
    change_date.png

  5. Click  Download  to the right of the file or folder you want to download, or click Download entire folder to download all content within the folder selected in the Restore Browser section:
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  6. The content is downloaded as a .zip file. Once downloaded, you can extract the downloaded content from the zip file:
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