Bucky Backup - How to retrieve archives from TSM

This document explains how to restore archives in TSM from Bucky Backup.

How to Retrieve Archives

This document assumes that you have installed and configured the TSM client.

What is an archive?

For more information on archives see: Bucky Backup - What is an archive?

Restoring an archive in the GUI client

  1. Start the TSM GUI
  • Once you start the GUI, the interface should look very similar across all platforms
  • Enter your TSM node name and password if necessary (it will likely already be saved)
  • You should now see a window that looks something like this:

    TSM Main Window

  • Click on Retrieve above the text, "Retrieve an archive copy from long-term storage."
  • Browse the tree on the left to find the files or folders you want to retrieve from your archive object.
  • Click the Retrieve button to retrieve your selections
  • A new window will display with options for where to put the files
  • Click the Retrieve button
  • When complete you will see this:

    Retrieve complete.

  • Retrieving an archive from the command line


    1. Run a command prompt as an administrator
  • Change to the directories where the TSM executables are located
  • Run your "dsmc retrieve" command (see below)
  • UNIX/Linux/Mac

    1. Open a root command shell or use sudo
    2. Run your "dsmc retriev" command (see below) (include full path to dsmc if necessary)

    Basic Syntax

    > dsmc retrieve c:\path\to\files\* -description="Description" 

    DSMC Command options