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This documentation applies to Windows XP, Vista and Macintosh OS X.
It is the user's responsibility to ensure that their files are being backed up.
The base install will back up everything on your computer, including software that you may not require to be backed up. If you exceed the 5GB of storage your department will be billed accordingly. If you choose to exclude files from your backup to save money it is possible that files you want may not be backed up. If you choose to use Exclude statements it is your responsibility to ensure that what you want backed up is actually being backed up.
Additionally, you should review what you are excluding every time you add new software to your computer, as these files could be affected by the exclude statements.
See the TSM User's Guide for more information.
At any time you can choose to manually backup your computer's data. To do so, open TSM. A shortcut to TSM will be on the Ida launch pad.
TSM provides tools to manage your files through the following actions:
Choose "Backup" to save documents you are working on that you may need to restore if they become corrupted, accidentally deleted or lost; or if your computer hard drive fails or becomes formatted by accident.
TSM performs incremental backups. The first time you do a backup, it will copy all selected files to the server. This initial process can take an hour or more depending upon how much information is being copied. Afterward, it will only copy files which have been created, or modified since your previous backup, often finishing within minutes.
When a new copy of a file is copied to the server the old version is flagged as inactive. Documents you have deleted will also be flagged on the server as inactive. Inactive files will be removed from the server after 30 days.
|Restore||Choose "Restore" to copy files which you had previously backed up, from the server to your computer. In the event of a hard drive failure, or a corrupted or lost document, you can restore your files from a previous backup and continue working.
If your hard drive is damaged, you can restore your documents to the replacement hard drive. You can examine the documents and folders which have been backed up and choose to Restore them individually, by multiple selection or the entire backup at once.
|Archive||Not Supported. Do Not Use|
|Retrieve||Not Supported. Do Not Use|
TSM is a copyright product of IBM Corporation and is distributed under licence by Queen's University Information Technology Services.
Email the TSM administrator to register on the TSM system. You will be assigned a NodeID and password for your account.
Mac OS X Note: One NodeID is needed for each Macintosh OS X computer. Backuping up multiple computer with one NodeID will cause issues.
NOTE: It is important to remember your NodeID and password since in the event of a hard disk failure, all your backups are stored on the server under your NodeID.
Once you have received your NodeID and password your can download the TSM software to your computer.
Depending on whether your operating system is a Macintosh or a Windows computer, and what version of the operating system you are using, you will be using one of several available versions of TSM. For information about your version, go to the TSM web site and select your version. You will be able to review the User's Guide.