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Restoring Files and Folders from a Snapshot

  • Use snapshot revert to quickly restore all data on a volume or LUN.

    For details, see Reverting a Volume.

  • You can restore files and folders from a snapshots in File Station by enabling Enable File Station Snapshot Directory for administrators.

    For details, see Snapshot Global Settings.

  1. Go to Storage & Snapshots > Storage > Storage/Snapshots.
  2. Select a thick or thin volume.

    The volume must contain at least one snapshot.

  3. Click Snapshot, and then select Snapshot Manager.

    The Snapshot Manager window opens.

  4. Select a snapshot.
  5. Select the files and folders to be restored.
  6. Perform one of the following actions.



    Select Restore > Restore Files

    Restore the files or folders to their original storage location. If the files or folders still exists on the NAS, then they will be overwritten with the older versions.


    All changes made after the snapshot was taken will be deleted.

    Select Restore > Restore Files to

    Choose one of the following restoration options.

    • Restore the files or folders to a different location on the NAS.

    • Restore the files or folders to remote mounted storage space.

    • Restore a single shared folder as a new shared folder.

    In the menu bar, click

    Download the files and folders to your computer in a ZIP file.

QTS restores the files and folders then displays a confirmation message.