The whole point of using TSM is that you are empowered to take care of your files. In this case, I demonstrate how you can restore a file that you lost.
What if I lose a file?
- Can restore it yourself
- Run the Backup-Archive GUI
- Select Restore
- Select the file
- Select Restore and it will come back
To demonstrate. I create sillydocument.txt. It is there over a backup cycle, so TSM has it.
To prove my point, I delete sillydocoment.txt.
To get it back, I run the TSM GUI. From the GUI select Restore.
You get a window where you can select the file(s) to restore. You could select entire folders, but in this case, I just want to restore sillydocument.txt. So, that is what I select, and then clic on the Restore button.
At this point I am asked where I want the file restored to. Original location is the default, and probably would be your normal choice. You could restore it somewhere else. That might make sense if you have multiple versions of a document backed up, and you want to find a specific version to restore.
When the restore has completed you get two windows on your screen. One is the Detailed Status Report, and the other is just a Restore completed window with an OK button.
When I run file explorer, I see that my silly document is back.
This is pretty straight forward, and you could restore everything that was backed up. Remember, though, that this is being retrieved from from tape - albeit a very quick tape robot. However, if the restore request spans multiple tapes, and if you restore a lot of data, it could take awhile.