the TSM 5.2 client under IBM AIX 5.1
These instructions will guide you through the installation and
configuration of the Tivoli Storage Manager client, so you can
back up your data using DoIT's Bucky Backup service. You should
be familiar with the AIX operating system distribution and have
root or root-equivalent access to the machine you are working with.
These instructions and the AIX client are specific to the pSeries & RS/6000
Data that has been backed up or archived from a TSM v5.2 client
cannot be restored or retrieved to any previous level client.
The data must be restored or retrieved by a v5.2.0 or higher
level client. Once you migrate to 5.2 you cannot go back to an
older client (but you can certainly restore older data). This
is non-negotiable. You have been warned.
This product installs into /usr/tivoli/tsm/client. It requires
40 to 50 megabytes of space. During the installation SMIT will
extend the filesystem if you do not have enough space. If you do
not have space in rootvg, you can symlink /usr/tivoli/tsm/client
into a directory where you do have enough space.
You must have registered a node and have received confirmation
of your node name. Make sure you know the password that you specified
when applying for the node.
You must have xlC.rte installed in order to install the client. If
you wish to use the graphical client under AIX you must have AIXwindows
X11R6, Motif 1.2 or Motif 2.0, and the CDE installed.
Acquire the software from Tivoli. You can use wget or lynx to
retrieve the files from their web site (or use the "Save Target
As..." feature of your browser):
Start SMIT to install the software:
Select "Install and Update Software", then "Install
and Update from LATEST Available Software". When it prompts
you for the "INPUT device / directory for software" specify
the directory in which you saved the installation files. Proceed
to install the software ("_all_latest")
Change to the new directories created for the client:
Create and edit the dsm.sys, dsm.opt,
and inclexcl files for your system.
Sample files are linked. At a minimum, you will have to edit dsm.sys
and insert your node name.
Start dsmc by using the ./dsmc command.
Enter the command "query
schedule" and you will be prompted for your node's
password. Enter your password and press enter. Once it successfully
displays the node's backup schedule, enter the command "quit" to
exit it. This saves your node's password, so that backups and other
operations can happen automatically.
To start the TSM client on reboot, edit /etc/inittab and insert
the line (all one line):
schedule servername=bucky3 > /dev/null 2>&1 < /dev/null
Issue the following command on the command line, as root, to manually
schedule -servername=bucky3>/dev/null &
Verify that the client has started and is working by checking
the log files in /usr/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin.
You can perform a manual backup to test your settings using the
Remember that if you change the settings in dsm.sys, dsm.opt,
or inclexcl you need to restart the software.