Many IT admins have had their day ruined by users asking a simple question: “Where did my file go?” It’s a common request: users delete files by mistake, drag and drop them into the wrong sub-directory, overwrite a new file with an old one, and so on.
It’s easy to understand the problem, but not so easy to solve it. In NetApp file environments, there is no central file catalog that lets you easily find and restore one or more files. All you can do is spend time looking for the file needle in the storage haystack, or – as often happens – simply deny the recovery request.
We have a better way.
RestoreManager from ProLion creates a central file index of every NetApp snapshot, giving you a single catalog-based view into your files. You can search through snapshots using multiple criteria and restore files and folders right from within RestoreManager.
What’s more, RestoreManager indexes both primary and secondary storage. That’s important because often primary snapshots are only maintained for a few days. By also indexing SnapMirror and SnapVault destination volumes, you can find older versions of files that have been moved off the primary resources.
Immediately after a new Snapshot of a volume has been generated, RestoreManager uses the SnapDiff API to gather the relevant metadata from the files and folders and loads this data to its central database. Searching is now easy with this central index in place. A single click restores the files you find to a specific folder or to their original location.
Many filters enable targeted searching:
RestoreManager can selectively index primary systems only, secondary systems only, or both. The choice is up to the users and depends on file recovery requirements.
RestoreManager supports all versions of the ONTAP operating system for NetApp primary storage systems. For NetApp SnapVault and SnapMirror targets, RestoreManager works with ONTAP, NetApp Cloud Backup (formerly AltaVault) and ElementOS.
RestoreManager uses the Elasticsearch database, an open source solution that has excellent scalability, performance, load balancing and availability.
RestoreManager is licensed per NetApp controller, with pricing tiered according to the NetApp model number. There are no capacity limitations in terms of total storage or number of files, making RestoreManager licensing very easy to manage.
Please contact us for a price quote.