Finding and Restoring Files with IBM Spectrum Protect Self Service File Restore

Welcome to Tivoli® Storage Manager File
Restore! In this video, you will learn how to restore a file
from a virtual machine backup. After you log in, you are prompted to select a
backup. Each of the highlighted dates in the calendar
contains one or more backups. Select the date and time of the backup that you
want and click Choose backup. Depending on the number of disks on the
backup, it might take a few minutes to load. After the backup is loaded, your files and folders
are shown in the table. The folder structure in the table matches the
folders on the virtual machine. Depending on how the virtual machine is set up,
you might see the names of files or folders that
you do not have access to. You can only act on files and folders for which
you have permissions. As you explore the folders in the backup,
breadcrumbs are shown in the table to help
you keep track of where you are. You can also use the breadcrumbs to return to a
higher-level folder. To help you to more easily locate your files, you
can sort the table by clicking the column
headings. Suppose that you accidentally deleted a chart in
a presentation called “Financials.ppt.” You have been working on this file for a few
days, and you need to restore the most recent
version of this file. First, change the backup to the most recent
one. Just click the calendar icon, and select the
most recent backup. Then, click Change backup. After the backup is loaded, you can go through
your folders to find the file, or you can search for
that file. To search for the “Financials.ppt” file, select a
starting folder. Then, go to the field that contains the
magnifying glass. Type all or part of the file name in the field and
press Enter. When you see your file in the search results,
select it. A couple of restore options are available. You can restore the file to its original folder, or
you can restore it to a different folder on the
virtual machine. If the file already exists in the location, the
restored file name will contain a timestamp that
shows when the file was last modified. If you choose Original location, the restore
begins immediately when you click Restore. In case you need more information, help is
available in the interface. Suppose you want to restore the file to a
different location so that you can compare
it with the original file. Just select Alternate location and click
Restore. You decide to restore the file to a new folder
called “Yesterday.” Select a starting location in the folder tree and
click New Folder. Type the folder name in the field and press
Enter. Finally, click Restore to begin restoring the file. You can monitor the progress of the restore from
the restore activity window. If necessary, you can restore additional files
without waiting for the current restore operation
to finish. Now that you have completed a restore
operation, the next video shows you how to
monitor these restore operations. You will learn how to view the status of restore
operations, and how to obtain assistance. © Copyright 2015 IBM Corporation. IBM, the
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One thought on “Finding and Restoring Files with IBM Spectrum Protect Self Service File Restore

  1. Can you please suggest how we use this feature for Linux Guest Vm, Do we need to open restore web browser on target Linux server where we are trying to restore the file or the broswer URL can be opened on Proxy windows Server. In case TSM server is on windows, Proxy datamover is on a windows. and we are looking to restore files for Linux VM using this feature..

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