File Restores Using IBM Spectrum Protect Client - Graphical User Interface
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These instructions require you to have configured and backed up your data using the Data Protection service application, IBM Spectrum Protect.
Learn more about the Data Protection service offered by the Division of Information Technology.
Opening the Spectrum Protect client GUI (original system)
Graphical user interfaces (GUI) are similar between all platforms.
From a cmd command-line, use the following command:
For Linux, you will need an X Server to render the interface on your workstation. Presuming you have setup the X server on your workstation, run the command:
You can use the terminal utility to open a GUI:
sudo /Applications/IBM\ Spectrum\ Protect/IBM\ Spectrum\ Protect.app/Contents/MacOS/dsmj
Opening the Spectrum Protect client GUI (replacement system)
If you need to restore data from one system to another of the same operating system type, you will need to configure the IBM Spectrum Protect client on the replacement system to authenticate as the original system.
- You must have the node name and node password for the original system. If you do not have that information, request it by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Backup administrators will confirm your identity and authorization to restore files from the original system.
- Launch the GUI appropriate for your system using the command line options in the section Opening the Spectrum Protect client GUI (original system), but pass the following parameter to access data from the original system:
For example, for Windows:
C:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient>dsm -virtualnodename=original.umd.edu
- Enter the node password when prompted.
Navigate and restore a file
Once the GUI is opened and you see files from the system that you want to restore, follow the remaining procedures to restore files using the IBM Spectrum Protect Client GUI:
- Select Restore from the first splash screen.
- If restoring from the most recent backup data, navigate to the file location that needs a restore.
- Click View > Display active/inactive files if you are locating an older version of backup data. This will switch to the active/inactive view of the navigation tree.
- The navigation tree will reset its view. Using the file-level branch, navigate to the original location of the missing file.
- In the active/inactive view, you will see all versions of every file backed up. Files with an (x) are older or deleted versions of backup files.
- Select the files to restore and click Restore. Select the destination for restored objects.
- Check the circle next the Original location option.
- Or select a new location by clicking Following location. The restore partial path is normally used. Select Restore complete path, Restore partial without base directory or Do not preserve directory structure depending whether you need directory structures or not.
- Click Restore and view the restore report as it progresses.
- Once the restore is complete, navigate to the restore location to view the file.