The TSM Restore screen will open. Note: This shows what files are available on the remote TSM server that can be restored to your computer. In the screen shot note that there are files for 2 separate computers listed
expand the File Level branch by clicking on the
Choose what files you want to restore. To restore all the files backed up for this hard drive click the beside the drive name.
To restore specific files, for example in our screen shot Eudora, check the box beside that directory
Click the Restore button
Note: If your files do not show on the Restore screen, then they have not been Backed Up. Either you have not run a Backup since the files were created or the files may be excluded by the exclude rules.
The Restore Destination screen will open
Select where you would like the files restored to
Original location will copy the files back into their original location, overwriting anything currently in that location
Following location will allow you to choose where to copy the files to
Choose how to restore the files
Restore complete path - this would be used if the entire hard drive was being restored. The directory structure would be the same as it was originally
Restore partial path - this would restore some of the files available, for example just the Eudora directory
Restore partial path without base directory - in our example, all the files will be copied into a directory without using the top directory "Eudora"
Do not preserve directory structure - all the files will be copied into one directory. There will be no subdirectories
Click the Restore button. TSM will begin to download files from the TSM server to your hard drive. Note: because these files will be fragmented across several tapes the backup could take quite a while. You need to leave your computer turned on for the entire time.
Check Your Backup
To check what you have backed up, follow the restore instructions above, but Cancel before restoring the files.