How Do I Restore Data in Backupify 2.0/Datto Saas Protection 2.0 for G Suite?

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Question

How do I restore data in Backupify 2.0/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 for G Suite?

Environment

  • Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 for G Suite
  • Backupify 2.0 for G Suite

Answer

Navigating to the restore screen

1. From the Datto SaaS Protection/Backupify dashboard, click the service from which to restore. You can restore Drive, Mail, Calendar, and Contacts.

Figure 1: G Suite Services (click for larger image)

2. Select the user account from which to restore.

Figure 2: G Suite User Accounts (click to enlarge)

Selecting a user will display a list of objects tied to their account.

Figure 3: The restore screen (click to enlarge)

Selecting snapshots and restoring

The navigation at the top of the restore screen allows for:

  • Searching for users across the domain with User
  • Searching the domain for keywords in user accounts with Search
  • Displaying previous exports with Export
  • Displaying previous restores with Restore

Figure 4: Navigation in the Restore screen (click to enlarge)

Clicking the Snapshot button allows you to select the point in time from which to restore.  

Figure 5: The Snapshot Selector (click to enlarge)

After selecting a snapshot, the additional selection buttons allow you to:

  • Search the account you selected with Search Account
  • Restore the selected snapshot with Restore
  • Export the selected snapshot with Export
  • Back the selected snapshot up with Backup Now 

Figure 6: Search and restore options (click to enlarge)

You can then browse the contents of the snapshot, and use checkboxes next to each folder and file to select them.

Figure 7: The desired object selected (click to enlarge)

For information on restoring documents with shared permissions, read this article.


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