6. Restoring selected files and directories
The interface for Restore is very similar to that for Backup. Start the TSM GUI and click the
Restore files and directories button.
Expand the view of local file systems by clicking the + symbol adjacent to the File Level entry.
Files in the root directory of the file systems will be displayed in the right-hand window by clicking the grey icon immediately left of the file systems name 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 and deselected in both left and right-hand windows by clicking the grey selector boxes, as displayed below.
If you wish to store the restored 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 restored. The path options control
what directory structure to use for restored files and directories. The default is Restore partial path.
Clicking for help on these options will give worked examples of how they effect the restore path.
Remember when restoring an entire volume, or a large number of large files, to ensure that there
is enough space to hold the restored files.
Restore button will execute the restoral 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 3. Backing up your local disks.