How do I do a basic user initiated restore from a backup?
From Backup Central
This can be done with any of the GUIs. If using the JAVA or NT GUIs, select Backup and Restore. Click on the Restore Files tab. Verify/set the server, source client, type of client, and destination client. Note that restoring to a different client is usually best done from the Master Server rather than from a client. Set the source of the backup and then choose the date range you wish to search. If the backup used a keyword phrase, complete the Keyword phrase to search for box. Set the Browse directory to the base directory of the file(s) you~Rre interested in restoring. Click on the Update File List button. This should result in a directory structure that meets your search criteria showing in the lower left window. Expand the directory structure as necessary to locate the directory you wish to restore from. If you want to restore the whole directory, click the small circle next to the directory name. If you wish to restore files within the directory, click on the directory name and a list of files will appear in the right window. Click on the small circle next to the files you wish to restore. When all the files you wish to restore are selected, click on the Restore button. If you wish to restore the files to an alternate path, choose the appropriate selection (Restore everything to a different location or Restore individual directories and files to different locations) and set the source and destination paths. Set whether or not you want the restore to overwrite existing files and whether or not the restore should cross mount points. Once the selections are correct, click on the Start Restore button. You may check progress of the archive by clicking on the Task Progress tab. If using the xbp user interface. Go to File | Configuration and verify/set your server and client. Go to File | Browse backups (restore). Set the "Directory to Search" to be the base directory of what you are interested in archiving to media. Set the date & time range you are interested in browsing. Specify the phrase or mnemonic used for the backup you are interested in restoring from. Set an appropriate "Directory Depth" so that you can see the directory tree you are interested in. If multiple copies of the files appear, select the backup image that you are interested in. Select the files and directories that you want to restore. If you wish to restore to an alternate path, select Restore | Specify Alternate Path and enter the alternate restore location. Select Restore | Restore Search Directory to restore. Verify the files and directories you are going to restore. Determine whether you want to overwrite existing files and/or restore to an alternate path. Select a location for writing the progress log. Select OK, and the restore will be initiated. You may check progress of the log file by using "tail ~Vf" or by using the GUI.