Manual Restore Options
A restore within Macrium Site Manager performs a simple restore of data in the image file with few advanced options. This is good for performing a quick restore, but if more complex restore operations are required, the image files created by Macrium Site Manager can be viewed and restored by either a standalone installation of Macrium Reflect or by the Site Manager Agent itself.
Opening images in this way allows the following:
- Restore to dissimilar hardware
- Restore by rescue media
- Browsing image files for file-level access
- Creating VHD files or VMs
See Macrium Reflect - Restoring and Browsing Images for more details.
Finding Images in a Repository
The repository folder structure is automatically created as needed. It follows this pattern:
Where 'Computer Name' is the NetBIOS name of a computer in Site Manager and 'Definition ID' is an ID number corresponding to a backup definition. Inside that folder are image files. All image files created for a computer using a backup definition go into the same folder, even if they were performed with a different schedule or using a run now backup.
To translate the backup definition ID into a backup definition name, the Site Manager creates an information file in the top level of the repository. This file is called Macrium Repository Information.txt.
This lists all backup definition IDs and links them to the name of backup definitions. The reason this is done is so that changing a backup definition name doesn't cause the repository layout to change or a backup set to break because it's stored in a different folder.
If a backup definition has been deleted, it will be removed from the information file but the folders and image files will remain in the repository. If you find a backup definition ID without a name in the information file, this is most likely a deleted definition.