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Configuring the TSM Linux/Unix Client for Archive & Retrieve

1. Configuring the TSM Linux/Unix client for Archive

A template options file dsm.sys is available via ftp and is reproduced in the next section. Please edit this file according to the comments at the top of the file.

If your system is not already using TSM software for the HFS Backup Service then you need only to save this file, once edited, in the TSM installation folder - typically /usr/ or /opt/ then /tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin. You will now be able to access the Archive service by starting the TSM Client program either as a GUI or a Command Line client as below:

 # dsm    - for the GUI
 # dsmc    - for the command line client

If you are already using TSM software to Backup, then the edited options should be appended into the existing dsm.sys file. When you run the TSM Client program, it connects to the first Server listed in the dsm.sys options file. If you have appended the edits then running the TSM Client as before with no arguments will connect to the HFS Backup Server by default. To connect to the HFS Archive Server the Client program will now require a Server Name as an argument as below:

 # dsm -se=OX_HFS   - for the GUI
 # dsmc -se=OX_HFS  - for the command line client

Note that OX_HFS equates to the entry for the Servername option in the template options file above.

2. Template dsm.sys options file

*                  TSM Archiving on a Unix System

* This is the example dsm.sys file for use with Archive to the
* HFS at Oxford from a Unix client. As supplied, it must be
* edited as described below.

* In the line
*    Nodename                CHANGE.THIS
* you must alter the CHANGE.THIS to the registered name of
* your archive client node. This will (probably) be of the
* form something.archive or something_archive.dept

* As things are set up below, you will have to type in your
* password the first time you invoke the TSM software.
* It will then be stored on your client in encrypted form
* so that the scheduler can subsequently pass it to the
* server without needing input from you. TSM will change
* your password at roughly yearly intervals, and needs to
* tell you what the new password is when it does so. The line
*    Mailprog                MAIL-PROG root
* tells TSM to use the (mail) program specified by MAIL-PROG
* to mail this new password to root. You should replace
* MAIL-PROG by a suitable mail agent executable, and perhaps
* replace root by some more suitable username. For example
*    Mailprog                /usr/bin/mailx admin

* By default all users and members of all groups are permitted
* to use TSM (permissions on the executables being ok). To
* restrict this, uncomment the *Users and *Groups lines and
* substitute as argument a space-separated list of usernames
* and groupnames. If both lines are amended in this manner
* the users specified and all members of the groups specified
* will have access to TSM.

* The other lines set up default values for various options.
* You should not change any of these unless you know what you
* are doing (i.e. have read the TSM client manual), or under
* advice from IT Services.

* If your system is already using TSM backup, you will already
* have a dsm.sys file on your system. In this case copy the
* uncommented section below (after editing it as above) 
* and append it to the end of your existing dsm.sys
* file; the file will then have two "stanzas", one for backup and
* one for archive. You will note that the names both of the TSM
* server and your node name for use with archiving are different
* from the names used for backup. You must take care to retain
* these differences

* If your system is only using TSM Archive, then save this file
* after editing it.

* This file must be placed in different places in the filestore
* depending on your platform (and in some cases operating system
* version). The following table lists where it should go, provided
* you have installed TSM software at its default location.

*    IBM AIX                  /usr/bin/dsm.sys
*    SGI IRIX                 a symbolic link from
*                             /usr/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin/dsm.sys
*    Linux                    /usr/bin/dsm.sys
*    Sun Solaris 2.6/7/8/9    a symbolic link from
*    Sun Solaris 10           /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin/dsm.sys

Servername              OX_HFS
CommMethod              TCPIP
TCPPort                 1500
Nodename                CHANGE.THIS
PasswordAccess          generate
Mailprog                MAIL-PROG root
Compression             no
*Users                  space-separated-list
*Groups                 space-separated-list
*VirtualMountPoint      directory-name
TCPBuffSize             32
TCPWindowSize           63
TCPNodelay              yes
TxnByteLimit            25600

* end-of-file

Written by IT Services. Latest revision 8 December 2017