Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services

Manually Back Up Selected Files

If you just want to backup a few selected files, use these instructions.

  1. Open TSM
    • From the Start menu select All Programs
    • Scroll down to Tivoli Storage Manager
    • Select Backup-Archive GUI 

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  2. The TSM screen will open 
    • Click the Backup button

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  3. The TSM Backup screen will open, allowing you to choose what to backup
    • Click expand tree button beside Local to expand the branch so you can see what will be backed up.
    • You will see a line for each hard drive in your computer. Note in the screenshot there is only one hard drive, the C drive.
    • Click expand tree button to expand it (highlighted in yellow)
    • In the screen shot below there are 3 directories (highlighted in green) on the C drive that are being backed up. Nothing else on this hard drive, including Documents and Settings will be backed up.
    • you can examine your tree structure further by selecting a directory and then from the View menu select Expand entire branch to see what is being backed up
    • Once files have been selected the Backup button will be available. Click the Backup button to perform a backup.
    • When the Backup is completed, check that your backup is working as you expected.

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