4. Restoring files and folders

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

  1. Run dsmj as root. The TSM main window will appear.

    Figure 4.
  2. The restore window will appear, giving you a choice of areas to restore from.

    Figure 5.
  3. Under the nodename, click on the box 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).
    • If you can't see some files you were expecting to see then this may be because they are inactive - that is, deleted prior to your last backup. If such files appear to be missing then click on [View] and then chose [Display active/inactive files] (see further 3. Recovering previous versions/deleted data).

      Figure 6.
  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 7.
  7. Browse to the chosen location and click OK.

  8. A task list will appear while the restore takes place:

    Figure 8.
  9. You will receive a confirmation message that the restore has then finished; click OK.

    Figure 9.
  10. You will then see a brief summary:

    Figure 10.
  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 2.1. Tidying up after restoring to a new machine.

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