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 It is used to retrieve files that have been archived with NetWorker.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(1m) 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(1m). 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 retrieval.
There are three basic steps to retrieve a lost file: (1) Browse NetWorker's list of Archives in the nwretrieve browser window. (2) Select the Archive you wish to retrieve. (3) Start the retrieve.
To start the retrieve: Select the Start retrieve command from the File menu. The Recover Options 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 Recover Options dialog box, the retieve will begin recovering the selected archives and status will be displayed in the retrieve command dialog. 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.