Downloading the TSM software for the HFS backup service

1. Downloading the HFS TSM software

Now that you have successfully registered your requirement to use the HFS backup service you need to download and install the appropriate software.

Not yet registered? Then please complete the registration process before downloading and installing the software.

System administrator? Our TSM software packages are primarily designed for interactive installation. However if you are a system administrator needing to install and configure TSM on multiple systems our packages for Mac and Linux do also have some features to help you.

1.1. About the TSM software

The TSM client software is available under the following conditions:

  • It is sourced solely via the HFS web pages.
  • It is installed on the appropriate client platform.
  • It is not installed on any beta or Release Candidate (RC) Operating System.
  • A fresh installation requires a direct or VPN connection to the University network.
  • It is upgraded when the HFS service requires it to be.
  • It is uninstalled from the client system when the client no longer has use of the HFS service.

Click the relevant platform link below to go to pages to download, install and configure the TSM client software.

Please note that macOS 10.12 (Sierra) is only supported on a best-efforts basis until IBM announce official support.  Only the latest client below is suppported on Sierra.  TSM cannot backup the APFS file system.

1.2. Supported operating systems

Table 1. HFS TSM Client - Supported Operating Systems
Operating System OS Version TSM Client Version Download
Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 Further Information
Vista Further Information
2003 Further Information
Mac OS X / macOS

10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra)

Note: 10.12 (Sierra) is only supported on a best-efforts basis until IBM announce official support. Further Information
10.7 (Lion) Further Information
10.6 (Snow Leopard) Further Information
Linux Linux 64-bit Further Information
Linux 32-bit Further Information
Solaris Solaris 10 and 11 (SPARC and x86_64) Further Information

IT Services only provide new TSM account registrations for those platforms listed above. If you need to recover data backed up a system not on this list please see our page on unsupported clients.

2. Downloading the TSM software - Frequently Asked Questions

Downloading the TSM client FAQ (See all FAQs)

Written by IT Services. Latest revision 22 September 2016