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Backup (Tape) - Restore

The module 'backup' in the 1A-manager is meant for the management of tape backups.

To be able to use this function, your server must have a tape drive. If you don't have a tape drive, but want to make tape backups, please contact your 1A-partner.

This manual describes how to restore files.

Other backup solutions on the 1A-server are Online Backup and Rsnapshot.

Please keep in mind that you should make regular backups and keep them in a safe place. This means that you should keep them in a place other than where your server is located. This as an insurance against unexpected damage to your server. If your backups are kept at the same location, you will be at risk that the cause of the damage to your server (for example fire or water damage), will also affect your backups.


To complete this manual, you will need:

  • A 1A-server with tape drive
  • A computer connected to your 1A-server
  • A username and password for the 1A-manager
  • A webbrowser


Go to the module 'backup'
  • Log in on the 1A-manager
  • Go to backupbackup
Read tape index
  • Place the tape in the tape streamer
  • Click read index
  • Wait until it finishes
  • Click select
Read tape index
Choose files
  • Choose the files you want to restore
  • Choose the destination where the files should be restored
    Beware: never restore apps and/or etc to the original location. This will cause data loss! Please consult your 1A-partner first.
Choose files
Restore files
  • Click start
Restore files