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Introduction to TSM

This page covers the following topics:

  • Installing TSM
  • Adding trust to the Safespring PKI
  • Requesting TSM node credentials
  • Configuring TSM autostart
  • Basic TSM configuration (initial backup)
  • Start/stop WebUI (Unix only)
  • Recovering files

Install TSM

See TSM Installation.


Scheduled Backup

Scheduled backup requires the TSM client acceptor daemon service (dsmcad), managed using the dsmcad init script:

/etc/init.d/dsmcad {start|stop|restart|status}

Manual Backup

Incremental backup, backup changed files, file path/filesystem optional parameter:

cd /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin
tsm> incremental [/path/to/backup]

Selective backup (always backup, including non-changed files):

cd /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin
tsm> selective </path/to/backup> [option]


Restore a file examples (dsmc help restore):

cd /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin

Restore the most recent version of a deleted file:

tsm> restore /path/to/file.txt -latest

List all versions of a file, pick one to restore:

tsm> restore /path/to/file.txt -pick -inactive

Restore file1 to new name and location:

tsm> restore /path/to/file1.txt /path/to/new/dir/file2.txt

Restore file structure to original location including subdirectories:

tsm> restore /home/ -subdirs=yes  

Restore many files to new location, trailing / is important if "projects" is a dir, use " " for paths with wildcards:

tsm> restore "/home/john/Documents/*" /home/glenn/projects/