4. Retrieving Selected Files & Directories

The interface for file Retrieve differs from that of Archive. From the TSM GUI main screen choose the Retrieve button. The window will now display a list of all the descriptions under which files have been archived.

Retrieve Description list

Clicking the arrow adjacent to the description text will cause the directory structure under which files have been archived to display. The directory structure can further be expanded by clicking the arrows. A list of archived files will be displayed under each directory expanded by clicking the directory name.

Retrieve File list

Individual directories and files can be selected and deselected by clicking the grey selector boxes, as displayed below.

Selected Retrieve File list

Clicking the Retrieve button causes the following screen to display.

Retrieve Target Location Screen

By default, files will be retrieved to their original location. This may not be what you want, particularly when retrieving several (older) versions of a file as each version will overwrite the previously retrieved version.

If you wish to store the retrieved files in a location other than their original, click the Following location radio button and then the Select button to select a destination folder to which you wish to have the files retrieved. The path options control what directory structure to use for retrieved files and directories. The default is Retrieve partial path. Clicking for help on these options will give worked examples of how they effect the retrieve path. Remember when retrieving a large number of large files, to ensure that there is enough space to hold the retrieved files.

Clicking the Retrieve button will execute the retrieval process. A Task List Window will display which may be expanded to a Detailed Status Report window. These windows share the same appearance and functionality as in the Archiving select files & directories section.

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