4. Retrieving Selected Files & Directories

The interface for Retrieve differs from that of Archive. Start the TSM GUI and click the Retrieve 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 The left hand window will now display a list of all the descriptions under which files have been archived.

Clicking the + symbol adjacent to the description text will cause the directory structure under which files have been archived to display.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 further be expanded by clicking the + symbols. A list of archived files will be displayed in the right-hand window by clicking the yellow folder icon immediately to the left of the directory name.

Individual directories and files can be selected and deselected in both left and right-hand windows by clicking the grey selector boxes, as displayed below.

Clicking the Retrieve button causes the following screen to display.

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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