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Backup files using the TSM client: Windows

  1. Open the Tivoli Storage Manager by clicking on the Windows Start button, selecting Programs, Tivoli Storage Manager, and then Backup Archive GUI.

  2. When the Login into a TSM server window appears, type in your node name as the User id and your node's password, then click Login.

  3. In the Tivoli Storage Manager window, click Backup.

  4. Browse and select your files for backup. Place a checkmark beside each of the files and folders you wish to backup. Note that your hard drive will be located under your node name:
    • In the left hand column, click the + next to your node name.
    • Click the + next to Local.
    • Click the + next to your local drive. This will usually be named \\computername\c$. (For most Windows users, the My Documents folder is located within the Users folder.)
    • Select Always backup from the drop-down menu.

    Click Backup to begin the backup process.

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  5. The backup status will be displayed as your files are backed up. Click Stop if you wish to abort the backup. Click Report if you wish to view a detailed status report.

  6. When the backup is complete, click OK.

  7. Close the detailed status report to return to the main menu.

If you receive an error message, see the dsmerror.log for a comprehensive list of error messages. The file is stored in the same directory as the TSM backup client. The default directory is C:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient.