The Backup storage tab

The Backup storage tab provides access to all backups, including backups of offline machines, backups of machines that are no longer registered in the Cyber Protection service, and orphaned backupsClosed An orphaned backup is a backup that is not associated to a protection plan anymore..

Backups that are stored in a shared location (such as an SMB or NFS share) are visible to all users that have the read permission for the location.

In Windows, backup files inherit the access permissions from their parent folder. Therefore, we recommend that you restrict the read permissions for this folder.

In the cloud storage, users have access only to their own backups.

An administrator can view backups to cloud on behalf of any account that belongs to the given unit or company and its child groups, by selecting the cloud storage for the account. To select the device that you want to use to obtain data from cloud, click Change in the Machine to browse from row. The Backup storage tab shows the backups of all machines ever registered under the selected account.

Backups created by the cloud Agent for Microsoft 365 and backups of Google Workspace data are shown not in the Cloud storage location, but in a separate section named Cloud applications backups.

Backup locations that are used in protection plans are automatically added to the Backup storage tab. To add a custom folder (for example, a detachable USB device) to the list of backup locations, click Browse and specify the folder path.

If you added or removed some backups by using a file manager, click the gear icon next to the location name, and then click Refresh.

Do not try editing the backup files manually because this may result in file corruption and make the backups unusable. Also, we recommend that you use the backup replication instead of moving backup files manually.

A backup location (except for the cloud storage) disappears from the Backup storage tab if all machines that had ever backed up to the location were deleted from the Cyber Protection service. This ensures that you do not have to pay for the backups stored in this location. As soon as a backup to this location occurs, the location is re-added along with all backups that are stored in it.

On the Backup storage tab, you can filter backups in the list by using the following criteria:

To select a recovery point by using the Backup storage tab

  1. On the Backup storage tab, select the location where the backups are stored.

    The software displays all backups that your account is allowed to view in the selected location. The backups are combined in groups. The group names are based on the following template:

    <machine name> - <protection plan name>

  2. Select a group from which you want to recover the data.
  3. [Optional] Click Change next to Machine to browse from, and then select another machine. Some backups can only be browsed by specific agents. For example, you must select a machine running Agent for SQL to browse the backups of Microsoft SQL Server databases.

    Please be aware that the Machine to browse from is a default destination for recovery from a physical machine backup. After you select a recovery point and click Recover, double check the Target machine setting to ensure that you want to recover to this specific machine. To change the recovery destination, specify another machine in Machine to browse from.

  4. Click Show backups.
  5. Select the recovery point.