How to Restore a File from the Backup System?

How to restore from any local TSM/ADSM node to start the TSM GUI:

dsm in older TSM Versions, in newer use dsmj

press the Restore button and select your file.
Alternatively you can restore a specific file under the current pwd via TSM CLI (command-line interface).
A simple restore example:

dsmc restore scan.tex

How to restore an AFS file (user or group) quick from the ~/.OldFiles/ directory or from the DESY AFS TSM GUI via:

dsm_afs (or /products/adsm/bin/dsm_afs)

Press the Restore button and select your file, or with the DESY AFS TSM CLI (command-line interface).


dsmc_afs restore /afs/
(for all inactive files in the directory)
dsmc_afs restore -ina "/afs/*"

ATTENTION: only such AFS files which are readable by system:administrators will be stored in the TSM backup node AFSFILE. AFS setacl example:

fs setacl -dir private -acl system:administrators rlidwka<

A detailed description with screenshots and informationen on the TSM/ADSM-V5- backup can be found at:

Backup for data in the WINDOWS 7/XP home directory/ Outlook User

Restore Windows XP/Windows 7 files on the WIN domain: please use "Previous Versions" on your directory.
Shadow copy help:ShadowCopy.doc
Restore older Windows files from the WIN domain, please send a request via email to windows@desy.dewindows

Restore a Zimbra INBOX file or folder files please send a request via email to mailmaster

Exceptions from Backup

There are some exceptions where a backup is normally not useful. E.g. temporary files, cach directories of applications and logfiles that are changing, and directories which have been exempted in compliance with the group administrators.

For any kinds of questions: please contact the UCO