To begin backing up with TSM go to our guide on getting started.
The TSM backup service is available to Oxford University staff, senior members and postgraduates running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Unix. There is also a remote backup service for those working away from Oxford for extended periods of time.
The HFS Team also offer a data archive service for static data that is considered to be of long-term value to Oxford University.
Please read our guidelines on acceptable use to see our restrictions and service limits.
If you want to know how the HFS works, see our further information page.
Our service level description describes the levels of service which we strive to attain.
If you are leaving Oxford University or no longer require the backup service that you have registered for, then please see the sections on deregistering your active nodes and removing the TSM client software.
Our FAQ answers frequently-asked general questions on all aspects of the HFS.
To view the status and recent activity of an existing TSM account, please see the OUCS TSM registration page.
If you are having problems with TSM or would like to know how to perform key tasks such as backing up or restoring data, then please review our section giving help using the TSM client.
If you have received an email from the HFS Team then please see the automated emails page for support and advice.
On 23rd May we released a new version of the IT Services TSM client for OS X 10.7 (Mountain Lion) and 10.8 (Lion), which contains some important fixes. The latest package upgrades the TSM client software to version 126.96.36.199. It features a rewritten configuration script that better handles upgrading more unusual configurations; supports an additional server which we have just brought into service; fixes the problem with Reconfigure Node not functioning as expected; and fixes the issue whereby a Mac may fall asleep during a backup or restore if left unattended.
We recommend that client machines be upgraded to this latest version of TSM.
On 10th May we released to the repositories updated TSM client packages for 64-bit and 32-bit Linux clients. We recommend that client machines be upgraded to the latest version.
The 64-bit package upgrades the software to version 188.8.131.52, which is the latest version available for 64-bit systems. It also features a rewritten configuration script that better handles upgrading more unusual configurations and supports an additional server which we are bringing into service.
Alongside the client update the oucs-hfs-repo package which sets up the HFS repositories is replaced by ox-hfs-repo. Because of this if you are using the command line on Debian based systems you will need to do an apt-get dist-upgrade rather than apt-get upgrade.
The 32-bit package update is a minor update from the version released last month that doesn't update the client version. It simply adds support for the additional server mentioned above.