4. Restoring files and folders

In order to restore selected files and folders please follow these instructions:

  1. Run TSM (Mac users must select [TSM Tools for Administrators]).
  2. Click on Restore.
  3. Under the nodename, click on the + sign)next to File Level to expand it, and do the same again on the partitions from which you wish to restore data.
  4. Highlight the files and folders you wish to restore by ticking the grey boxes next to them (ticking the folders automatically selects all the files and sub folders underneath them).
  5. When you have selected all the files/folders that you wish to restore, click on Restore.
  6. You will now be prompted either to restore to the original location or to select a new location.
    Figure 3.
  7. Remember - If you are running Windows and are restoring data to a new/different machine, you must select an alternative location (see further Why can't I just restore my data back to the same location when restoring to a new machine?).
    • Browse to the alternative location and click OK.
  8. A task list will appear while the restore takes place:
    Figure 4.
  9. You will receive a confirmation message that the restore has then finished; click OK.
    Figure 5.
  10. You will then see a brief summary:
    Figure 6.
  11. The number of files inspected and restored should be identical, and the number of those failed should be zero.
    • If the number of files failed is greater than zero, then please review the section below titled 5. More information about restoring data to check for your error message(s).
    • If the number of files failed items is zero, then this indicates a successful restore of your data.

If you have restored to a new machine then there are some tasks that need to be completed: please see the section 2.3. Tidying up after restoring to a new machine.

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