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Performing an incremental restore

Incremental restores build on each other the way incremental backups build on the baseline backup. Therefore, to restore an incremental backup, you need all the backup tapes from the baseline backup through the last incremental backup that you want to restore.


  1. Restrict the volume.
  2. Perform a baseline restore of the volume from tape.

    The volume is in a read-only state.

    Note: You must not change the state of the volume or use the snapmirror break command on the volume.

  3. Perform incremental restores of the volume from tape in a chronological order.
  4. After completing the required number of incremental restores, you can make the volume writeable by either using the snapmirror break command or Data ONTAP APIs.