Please enable javascript to view this page in its intended format.

Queen's University

Manually Back Up Selected Files


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


Note: TSM Daily has an option to Backup Now. This can be used to initiate a scheduled backup immediately.


  1. Open TSM
    • From the Start menu select All Programs
    • Scroll down to Tivoli Storage Manager
    • Select Backup-Archive GUI 
  2. The TSM screen will open 
    • Click the Backup button
    Backup Button in TSM
  3. The TSM Backup screen will open, allowing you to choose what to backup
    • Click expand_tree.gif 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.gif 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.
    Highlighted File Browsing in TSM

Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6 613.533.2000