nwretrieve - NetWorker graphical retrieve interface
nwretrieve [ -p pass-phrase ] [ -s server ] [ <X-args> ]
nwretrieve is an X Window System application. It is used to retrieve
files that have been archived with NetWorker. If you are running in a
non-X11 environment, nsrretrieve(8) may be used to retrieve files.
The server's name may be specified with the -s server argument. When
no server is specified, nwretrieve uses the server selection rules
found in nsr(8). When multiple NetWorker servers are accessible, they
may be selected from within the nwretrieve command.
If you are retrieving files that were archived with Access Control
Lists (ACLs), you need to be in group operator or the file owner to
retrieve the file. See the NetWorker Administrator's Guide for more
information about file permissions issues associate with archiving and
There are three basic steps to retrieve a lost file: (1) Browse Net‐
Worker's list of Archives in the Retrieve window. (2) Select the Ar‐
chive you wish to retrieve. (3) Start the retrieve.
Opening the Retrieve window connects with the NetWorker server indexes.
Selecting the Query button displays a list of archive available on the
server. The entries in the list represent previously archived files.
To start the retrieve: Select the Start retrieve command from the File
menu. The Retrieve Status dialog box appears, and you may enter a path
to relocate to and select if you want to overwrite existing files.
After you press OK in the Retrieve Status dialog box, the Retrieve will
begin retrieving the selected archives and status will be displayed in
the Status field. NetWorker will then automatically determine the
media needed to complete the retrieve, prompt the operator to mount the
media, and execute the retrieve.
A complete explanation of the nwretrieve command may be found in the
NetWorker Administrator's Guide, UNIX Version.
Specifies an additional pass phrase to use when attempting to
recover files backed up using the aes directive. By default the
current datazone encryption key is tried as well as the key gen‐
erated from the default pass phrase. Using this option causes
recover to generate an encryption key from the pass phrase and
try it if the default and datazone pass phrase keys do not work.
This option can be specified multiple times.
Set the current NetWorker server to server.
Since it is an X-Windows application, nwretrieve may also be
invoked with various arguments that are not specific to nwre‐
trieve, but are generic X-Windows arguments. For instance, you
may use the -d option in order to specify which display the
nwretrieve application should use. See "man X" or your system's
X-Windows documentation for more details.
The X11 resources for nwretrieve.
SEE ALSOnsr(8), nsradmin(8), nwarchive(8), nsrarchive(8), nsrretrieve(8)NetWorker 7.3.2 Aug 23, 06 NWRETRIEVE(8)