Quest - How to check an archive/seed drive

Written By Tami Sutcliffe (Super Administrator)

Updated at July 31st, 2021

Checking an archive verifies whether an archive and its contents are healthy enough to be restored.

You can scan an archive for the integrity of its structure, data segments, and index files by performing an archive check. The archive check verifies the presence of all necessary files within the archive and that the files are healthy. To perform an archive check, complete the steps in the following procedure.

1. From the Rapid Recovery Core Console, click the More drop-down menu in the icon bar, and then select Archives.

2. On the Archives page, click Check.
The Check Archive dialog box appears.

3. For Location type, select one of the following options from the drop-down list:

  • Local
  • Network
  • Cloud

4. Based on the location type you selected in Step 3, enter the details for the archive as described in the following table.


Text Box




Enter the path for the archive.



Enter the path for the archive.

User Name

Enter the user name. It is used to establish logon credentials for the network share.


Enter the password for the network path. It is used to establish logon credentials for the network share.



Select an account from the drop-down list.

NOTE: To select a cloud account, you must first have added it in the Core Console. For more information, see Adding a cloud account.


Select a container associated with your account from the drop-down menu.

Folder Name

Select the folder in which the archived data is saved; for example, Rapid Recovery -5-Archive-[DATE CREATED]-[TIME CREATED]

5. Select or clear the checks described in the following table. All are selected by default.
NOTE: Do not clear all checks. You must select at least one option.



Index files mapping offsets

This option checks that all the data on the internal structure of the archive is in the correct location.

Structure integrity

This option verifies the presence of certain internal files and the folder structure of the archive. If any files or folders are missing, the check fails.

Checksum integrity

This option checks the integrity of the data segments in the archive to ensure that the segments are healthy.

6. Click Check File.
Rapid Recovery checks the archive according to your selections.