3. Archiving Selected Files & Directories

To archive multiple files and/or directories, open the TSM GUI and click the Archive files and directories button. The screen will look similar to below.

Expand the view of local file systems by clicking the + symbol adjacent to the Local entry.

Files in the root directory of the file system will be displayed in the right-hand window by clicking the grey icon immediately left of the file system mount point in the left-hand window. Directories immediately under the file system mount point can be expanded by clicking the + symbol. Sub-directories can be similarly expanded. File contents of sub-directories can be displayed by clicking the grey icon immediately to the left of the directory name. Individual directories and files can be selected in both left and right-hand windows by clicking the grey selector boxes, as displayed below.

Having selected the directories, ensure the correct Description is selected. By default this displays as Archive Date: dd-mm-yyyy. To archive the directories under an existing Description click the Select button to the right and choose from the displayed list.

A new description may be entered by typing directly in the Description field. Once you have settled on the correct description, click the Archive button. The Task List screen will next display as the TSM client constructs a list of local files and inspects them against a list on the server. Files will then be backed up as illustrated below.

The archive can be halted at any time by clicking the red circle button in the Task List window. A Detailed Status Report, as illustrated below, can be displayed by clicking the centre button in the Task List window.

Closing the Detailed Status Report while the archive is running returns focus to the Task List window above. Closing it when the archive is complete returns focus to the front window of the TSM GUI.

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