Installing and configuring the TSM client for Windows.
1) This is the first time TSM will be installed.
The same instructions will work for computers with a previously installed version of TSM, but notes can be found at the end for potential problems and how to start from scratch.
2) A TSM account has been set up for the computer
On the page:
select REGISTER to set up an account. After a successful registration, three pieces of information were displayed with the nodename: (the computer's hostid), the TSM server where it was defined (TSMx, where X is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8), and the TSM password.
This information would not have been emailed.
If you did not copy down these three things after registration, you will not be able to configure the TSM client software. Return to http://www.princeton.edu/backups/tsm-administration/ click Maintain, and all accounts registered with you as a primary contact will be displayed. You cannot look up the password, you can only change it.
Log on to the computer as the Administrator or with
administrative privileges. Download the current version
of the TSM client software here:
Save the file, (where the x's represent version number)
x.x.x.x-TIV-TSMBAC-WinX32.exe to a directory on the
Double click on the .exe file to start the installation process.
Accept the first screen, which asks where to place the objects
that it unpacks, by clicking Next. If you have a previous
installation, you will already have a C:\tsm_images directory
with contents. Click Yes to All to unpack the new version, and
the extraction will start. If you have never installed TSM on
the computer before, you will not be prompted and the extraction
Select a language (English), click OK. Installation starts.
Click Next on the Welcome screen. Click Next on the Destination
Folder screen. Click Next on the Setup Type screen. Accept all
defaults (Typical installation).
Click Install on the Ready screen to begin installation.
When the process has completed, click Finish.
You MUST open the TSM application in order to configure it! Do this by going to the Start Menu, select All Programs, click on the Tivoli Storage Manager folder and then click on Backup-Archive GUI. If this is a fresh install of TSM, you will be presented with a Configuration Wizard screen. Click Next.
(If you do not get the Configuration Wizard, select Setup Wizard from the Utilities menu in the TSM application.)
Default: Create a new options file. Click Next.
Supply Nodename, this is the name of the computer and should match the name you used when you registered the account on the TSM page. Example:
Computer is mycomputer (not case sensitive in TSM)
Server address is TSM5.princeton.edu
Port number is 1605 (if it were server TSM6, port is 1606)
Default: TCP/IP. Click Next.
The TCP/IP options screen requires you to fill in the address and port number of the TSM server where the account is registered, so enter TSM5.princeton.edu and 1605.
Click Next to accept all of the default Include/Exclude options.
Click Next to accept all of the Common File Exclusions.
Check the box 'Back up all local file systems', then click Next.
You will now be prompted to log into your TSM account. The TSM nodename (User id) should be supplied. Enter your TSM password and click Login.
Click Finish to complete the configuration and start the actual TSM client application.
This completes the basic installation and configuration. If you run the TSM backup manually, you do not need to configure the scheduler or journalling engine. If you want your computer to back up automatically, you need to install the scheduler at a minimum.
Continue on from the last step or start the TSM application again if you closed it down. Select Setup Wizard from the Utilities menu.
Click the box in front of these two options:
Help me configure the TSM Client Scheduler
Help me configure the TSM Journal Engine
The Scheduler window appears, click Next.
Default: Install a new or additional scheduler. Click Next.
If there isn't a name in the box for the name of the scheduler, enter 'TSM Client Scheduler' (no quotes). Default: Local Machine. DO NOT check the box for 'Use the Client...'. Click Next.
Accept the default location for the option file. Click Next.
Supply your TSM nodename and TSM password. Click Next.
Default: The System account.
Change the second option from Manually to Automatic. Click Next.
Accept all defaults on the Log file screen. Click Next.
Default start option: No. Click Next.
The scheduler configuration is now done and the journal configuration is started. Although the screen will instruct you to Press 'Finish', you will click Next instead.
The Journal window appears, click Next.
Default: Install a new TSM Journal Engine. Click Next.
Check the box in front of 'Journal all local file systems'. Click Next.
Accept the default journal database location. Click Next.
Accept the default notification filters. Click Next.
Accept the default database size. Click Next.
Repeat the above three lines for each disk drive.
Accept the default service login option (system account), click Next.
Default start option: No. Click Next.
Click Finish to return to the TSM application.
Select Client Preferences from the Edit menu.
Click on the Authorization tab. Change the Password Access option from Prompt to Generate. Click Apply. Click OK.
Click on the Performance Tuning tab. Change the Memory Usage algorithm from memory-resident to memory-saving. Click Apply. Click OK.
Close the TSM application.
Start the TSM application, you should not be challenged for a TSM password. If you are, close the application and try again. If a TSM password is still required, check the Password Access screen again and make sure that you are typing in the correct TSM password.
If all else fails, you can delete the dsm.opt file from the TSM installation directory:
and start the TSM application again to start the default configuration wizard. You can run the Setup Wizard anytime from within the TSM application to update or remove your scheduler or journalling engine.
Reboot your computer. To see if the scheduler is running, check the tail end of the dsmsched.log file that is created in the TSM installation directory. This file tracks all of the backup transactions during a scheduled backup.