5. Retrieving Selected Files & Directories
The interface for Retrieve differs from that of Archive. Start the TSM GUI and click the
Retrieve files and directories button. The left hand window will now display a list
of all the descriptions under which files have been archived.
Clicking the + symbol adjacent to the description text will cause the directory structure under which files have been archived to display. The directory structure can be further expanded by clicking the + symbols. A list of archived files will be displayed in the right-hand window by clicking the grey icon immediately to the left of the directory name.
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,
Following location radio button and then the
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.
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.