9. Deleting archived files

Unlike with HFS Backup policy, users are authorised to delete archived files. The caveat is that users should be cautious about this, as deleted files are lost forever. Neither IT Services nor the user can retrieve or "undelete" files once they have been deleted.

With the above in mind the basic syntax is:

  tsm> del ar /filename
  tsm> del ar /path/to/files/*.*

A safer option may be to choose which files to delete from a list. To do this, use the -pick option.

  tsm> del ar -pick /scratch/test1/*
  tsm> del ar -pick "C:\My Documents\html-docs\*"

In all cases the user is prompted for final confirmation when deleting archived files.

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