Restore to a Time

To restore your index to a particular time, you can send a DREINITIAL index action (case sensitive), and set the RestoreTime parameter.



IDOLhost is the IP address or host name of the machine on which HPE IDOL Server is installed.
indexPort is the HPE IDOL Server index port (specified by the IndexPort parameter in the [Server] section of the HPE IDOL Server configuration file).

is the time that you want to restore to. For a list of available time and date formats, see Date formats .


If you use a format that contains a space (such as a date and time), you must percent-encode the parameter value.

IDOL Server processes date and time values according to the timezone of the server. To avoid confusion or inconsistent results, HPE recommends that you use the epoch seconds format where possible. The GetBackupData action returns the available backup times in epoch seconds, and the IndexerGetStatus action returns the times for index jobs in epoch seconds if you set EpochTime to True, so that you can find the time that you want to restore to.

When you restore to a time, HPE IDOL Server:

To find out which backup file HPE IDOL Server would use to back up to a particular time, use the GetBackupData action, with the GetBackupForRestoreTime parameter. See Return a List of Backup Files.