Course Details and Schedule

The Hierarchical File Server (HFS) is a university-wide backup service, open to all postgraduates and all staff. This course will give you an introduction to backing up your data to the HFS, using Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) software. You will learn about the different types of backup account for which you can register; how to install TSM; and how to back up and restore your data.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • HFS account types
  • Installing TSM
  • Manual backups
  • Scheduled backups
  • Restoring your data
  • Checking your backup account and status on the IT Services registration pages
Course information
Intended audience Postgraduates and staff. The HFS is not open to undergraduates.
Prior knowledge No prior knowledge required.
Resources Brief notes are supplied at no charge
Software Windows, Mac or Linux, and TSM
Format Presentation with practical exercises
Further information As part of the practical element of this course, you are welcome to bring your own laptop and set up TSM for backup on it. You may then back up some of your data as part of the course. We will send you a short pre-course questionaire to complete once you have signed up.
Taught using:
Windows 7

Course provider: IT Learning Programme

What you will need:

BYOD friendly. A computer and software are provided, however you can bring your own with the correct software installed (read our guidance first)


Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in future dates for this course.