Now that the Windows Home Server 2011 Release Candidate is available, lets take a look at the new Server and Folder recovery feature. There’s even a video at the end showing it working.
In a previous article, we looked at the new Server and Folder backup functionality provided in Windows Home Server 2011, so what happens if you need to recover something?
Using Server and Folder Recovery
Ok, so you have backed up your server and folders but you need to recover something. Go to the Computers and Backup tab and click on Restore files or folders for the server from the SERVER tasks list. This starts the recovery wizard so just click Next.
You need to specify the backup location (note that “At a different location” doesn’t mean offsite). Then click Next.
Select both the backup disk to restore from and the server to restore to.
Then choose if you want to start the restore from the latest backup or from a backup that you select yourself. Most of the time I would guess you will select the most recent backup.
If you do want to choose the backup yourself you just need to click on date of the backup (the available dates will be in bold) and the time from the drop down list.