9. Restoring old and deleted files
By default the TSM GUI does not list files and directories backed up and then deleted from the local machine, once a subsequent full incremental backup has been run. This includes files that have been renamed and files that have been overwritten by a newer version.
To display and restore old, renamed or deleted files Start the TSM GUI and click the
files and directories button. Before expanding the directory and file tree choose the
View Menu and select the
[Display active/inactive files] option. Now expand
the directory and file tree to list all files held in backup for your machine. Inactive
files; that is renamed or deleted files and versions of files previous to the last overwrite and backup
are marked by a cross icon, as illustrated in the screen shot below. To select an inactive
file for restore, click the grey selector box. When restoring a previous version of a file, you will
probably want to restore it to a destination other than its original location to prevent overwriting the
current version of the file on the local machine.