If you want to import data in formats like JSON or CSV, see arangoimport instead.
arangorestore can restore selected collections or all collections of a backup, optionally including system collections. One can restore the structure, i.e. the collections with their configuration with or without data. Views can also be dumped or restored (either all of them or selectively).
In order to speed up the arangorestore performance in a Cluster environment, the Fast Cluster Restore procedure is recommended.