7. Retrieving your data to another machine

In certain circumstances, it may be necessary to retrieve some, or all, of your archive data onto a machine other than the original source machine. To do this you will need to have installed the same version TSM client software on the new machine and have the TSM password for the original machine to be restored from. The retrieval of data is only possible on similar filesystem types; thus a Linux - to - Linux retrieve will probably work, a Windows FAT - Windows NTFS retrieve will also work, but a Linux - to - Windows FAT or Mac HFS - to Windows will not work.

To access files from another machine start the TSM client as below:

  dsmc -virtualnodename=MYPC.ITSERV  -se=OX_HFS	** Windows
  dsmc -virtualnodename=MYSOL.ITSERV -se=OX_HFS	** Linux

Alternatively, you can alter the Nodename option in the configuration file to that of the original machine and access files as the other machine by starting the TSM archive client in the usual way.

  dsmc  -se=OX_HFS	** Windows
  dsmc  -se=OX_HFS	** Linux

If this is your preferred method of accessing the data, then you should ensure that the TSM sofwtare version on the new machine matches that of the original machine. In particular, you should not use a higher version-level of TSM client on the new machine if you intend to re-access the archive data from the original machine sometime in the future.

Querying and retrieving the archive filestore is then as in the previous section with the caveat for Linux users that: if you archived the files under a username on the source machine that does not exist on the new machine, you will have to retrieve the files as the root user.

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