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We have our backup program running, now it's time to try restoring a file from that backup.
After scheduling our backups to happen every night, it's time to see what they're good for. We're going to delete a file, and then restore it from a backup.
In fact, we're going to restore it from a backup of a couple of days earlier, so that not only will we restore it, but we'll restore it to an earlier point in time.
This is Leo Notenboom for askleo.net.
So far we've successfully installed Acronis TrueImage Home, created a bootable rescue media, performed a full backup, and scheduled incremental backups.
Now, we're actually going to restore a file from one of our backups.
You'll note I've got this little text file here on my desktop. It has some lines that I've been adding to it everyday for a few days. We're going to delete that file.
And, in fact, even kick it out of the recycle bin.
So now the only way I'm going to be able to get that file back is from a backup.
In Acronis, we now go over to the manage and restore option.
Here you'll see a list of the backups that have been taken recently.
I'm going to just arbitrarily choose one of the backups, say, September the second.
And what this does is actually opens a window in windows explorer on what your C drive, or what in this case, my C drive looked like on September the second at 1:00 in the morning.
What I'll do is I will go to my desktop which is in the user's username desktop folder.
There's demotext.text. I will copy it and, instead of putting it back directly onto my desktop, I'm just going to go ahead and put it into the my documents folder.
Now if I take a look at it, I can see that that is in fact exactly what it was on September the second at 1:00 in the morning.
The ability to walk through an image of your machine as it was as of a particular day or time is actually a pretty powerful thing and one of the reasons that incremental backups are so incredibly powerful.
Next step, of course, is what if your machine fails entirely and you need to restore the entire system image.
That will be our next video.