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Updating an Existing Automatic Scheduled Backup Service

Updating an Existing Automatic Scheduled Backup Service

  1. The principal reasons for updating an existing Automatic Scheduled Backup service are as follows:
    • An existing Scheduler service is misconfigured and not working.
    • You have changed the TSM password manually through the GUI or via the HFS Portal or the IT Services Self-Registration pages.
    • You have shut down the Scheduler service - as recommended - and upgraded the TSM client software.
    • You have changed the registered tsm nodename (aka account name).

    To update a Scheduler service login into the TSM hub window and at the Utilities menu choose the [Setup Wizard] option to display the following.

    Choose the TSM Client Scheduler option only and click Next.

  2. The following screen will appear.

    Check the Update a previously installed scheduler option and click the Next button.

  3. Select the Scheduler you wish to update - there may be more than one if you have had several attempts at configuring the service - and ensure it is highlighted before clicking Next.

  4. This screen prompts for the path to the dsm.opt options file and defaults to c:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient\dsm.opt. Ensure that this is so and click Next.

  5. In the above Authentication Screen please ensure that the Nodename displayed in the first field is the same as the name registered for TSM backup and the same as value of the Nodename entry in the dsm.opt options file. This name will nearly always be of the form NAME.UNIT.

    Now enter the current TSM password. Note that this requires input if you have manually updated the password from the Utilities menu, as the TSM Password for the Scheduler service is stored separately in the Windows Registry.

    With both fields completed, click Next.

  6. Ideally, the services should run under the System account. If the scheduler services are to run under any other account, before proceeding please read our page on how to back up in Windows as a non-administrative user. Without the necessary rights, the Scheduler will be unable to backup all the files and objects on the local system. The system account has all the necessary rights for the entire local filestore to be backed up, and TSM advises that the service be installed under this account. You should select the option Automatically when Windows boots so that the services start automatically. Clicking the Next button displays the following screen.

  7. This screen prompts for the location of the schedule and error logs - by default dsmsched.log and dsmerror.log in the installation directory. OUCS recommends accepting these defaults.

  8. Click Next to display the Completion screen and click the Finish button. A message should display confirming the Scheduler service has been successfully updated. The service should now restart if it was already started.

Written by IT Services. Latest revision 21 February 2018