Instant File Restore

BackupEDGE 3.x Device Support - Instant File Restore

Medium: Optical Drives, Disk-2-Disk, FTP/FTPS, NFS, CIFS, S3-compatible Cloud Storage

BackupEDGE can start a restore practically instantaneously using Instant File Restore™ (IFR) on the following Resource types:

  • Optical Media (Blu-ray Disc™ BD-RE, DVD, CD)
  • Removable disk dires and cartridges, and flash drives
  • NAS backups to FTP/FTPS, NFS or CIFS servers
  • Cloud backups to Amazon and other S3-compatble sites

During a restore, BackupEDGE can open the archive on each of the Resource types at the exact spot where the file(s) to be restored are archived. The restore takes only as long as it takes to read the necessary files. No streaming and discarding of files is ever required. This makes restores happen as fast as is physically possible.

BackupEDGE provides three separate Instant File Restore interfaces to best suit the task at hand. The simplest of the three is our command-line interface (edge.restore), which allows you to name an archive device (local or remote) and then specify which files you'd like to restore on the command line. The utility then handles all the details of looking up the location of each file in the archive content database, and performs a highly optimized Instant File Restore procedure to restore your data.

Our second interface to IFR is through our EDGEMENU program. By navigating our intuitive menu system, you can browse the contents of an archive, and select those files and/or directories to be restored.

Our third interface also involves EDGEMENU. If you know exactly what you want to restore, you may type those filename(s) in, and EDGEMENU will restore them directly.

Tape drives (except very old legacy devices) provide a high-speed positioning mechanism to greatly reduce the time needed to restore a few files from tape using a technology called Quick File Access (QFA). BackupEDGE includes full support for this on all platforms and calls it Fast File Restore™ (FFR).

Last Updated - 2017/07/28