10.8 Recovering iFolder Data from File System Backup

You can recover the individual files and directories within an iFolder irrespective of its type. Use the normal file system restore procedure to restore them from a file system backup.

10.8.1 Recovering a Regular iFolder

  1. Collect information that uniquely identifies the file or directory to be recovered, such as a combination of the following:

    • iFolder name, such as MyiFolder

    • iFolder owner

    • iFolder member list

    • Relative path of the file or directory, such as /MyDir1/MyDir2/myfile.txt

    • Time stamp or approximate time of the version desired

    • Other files or directories in the iFolder

  2. On the iFolder server, use your normal file system restore procedures to restore the iFolder directory from backup to a temporary location.

    For example, restore /var/opt/novell/ifolder3/simias/SimiasFiles/62ba1844-6987-47fc-83ab-84bbd5d6130b/MyiFolder/MyDir1/MyDir2/MyFile to /tmp/MyFile.

    IMPORTANT:Do not restore the file to its original location, or to any location under the Simias store directory.

  3. Compress and send the entire folder (MyiFolder) to the user via e-mail or other data transfer channel to restore the recovered file to the target iFolder.

    Use one of the following methods:

    • Via E-Mail: Send the restored files or directory to the iFolder owner or to any member who has the Write right to the iFolder.

      For example, e-mail the recovered file, such as /tmp/MyFile, to the user. A user with the Write right can restore the file to an iFolder simply by copying it back to the appropriate location on an iFolder client. For example, copy MyFile to /home/username/MyiFolder/MyDir1/MyDir2/MyFile.

    • Via Web Access: In the Web Admin console, select the iFolder tab, search for the iFolder you want to manage, then click the link for the iFolder. On the iFolder page, click Members, then add yourself as a member of the target iFolder.

      In a Web browser, log in to iFolder Web Access console, browse to locate and open the iFolder, then navigate to the directory where the files were originally located. Upload the file to the iFolder. For example, upload MyFile to MyiFolder/MyDir1/MyDir2/MyFile. If necessary, create the directory you want to restore, then upload the files in it.