Restoring backup files via the ITSM Graphical User Interface (GUI)
To restore your own backup files, you generally need to be on the same
machine used to originally backup the files. For many UNIX users,
this would be flora.slac.stanford.edu. The ITSM (IBM Tivoli Storage
Manager) client software also needs to be installed. The
instructions below are based on the ITSM v.5.2 client software,
though it will probably be similar for all v.5.x versions.
- Login to the original machine containing the ITSM client
software and enter the following command:
Once the ITSM GUI appears, click on the "Restore files and
directories to your system" button.
- You should now see the Restore window. If you're trying
to recover an old version of a file or a file that's been deleted
for more than 1 day, go to the View menu and enable the "Display
active/inactive files" option. This is because the default display
shows only active files, which are the most recent file versions,
rather than all file versions currently on tape.
- Select files or directories to restore from tape. Your files are
most likely in the "File Level" volume (which appears to be the root
directory). Some hints:
Click on the + box to view a directory's subdirectories (if present).
Click on a volume or directory icon to view files within that
specific volume or directory.
Check the left column box to restore a specific file or directory
(and its contents).
Note that file versions with green diamonds next to their names are
inactive (old) versions. The most recent version of each file has
no diamond next to its name.
- Click on the Estimate button if you want to see how much disk
space is required to restore the selected file(s).
- When you've completed your selections, click on the Restore button.
- When the Restore Destination window appears, select the
destination option you prefer. Make sure the destination location
has enough disk space available to accommodate the selected files,
then click on the Restore button.
- The Task List window will indicate the progress of your
request. If the files are in the ITSM disk cache, the restore
process should begin and end quickly. If the files have already
been flushed from cache, you will have to wait for ITSM to mount the
appropriate tape(s) and restore the files.
- Once the restore is complete, you can look at and close the
various status boxes that show up. This will eventually return you
to the main ITSM window, where you can go to the File menu and
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Last modified: 14 December 2005