/opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin/and they are
dsm.sys.oucsin older package versions.
The installation process should configure these files for you, but if you feel the need to edit them yourself you may find helpful our page on manually configuring TSM for Linux/Unix.
- The option
VirtualMountPointcan be used to logically partition your filespaces, but more usefully can give basic backup and restore functionality on unsupported filesystems. For more details on the virtualmountpoint option take a look at our page on supported Linux and Unix file systems.
- Amend the
Domainline to list the local filesystems you wish to have backed up. This list should be space-separated and may be specified on multiple lines to additively list a number of filesystems, as below:
Domain / /usr /usr/local Domain /data/01 /data/02Please avoid backing up filesystems such as /tmp and /var/tmp which contain nothing of a permanent nature. Please also avoid backing up NFS-mounted filesystems; these should be backed up from their home machine. A symbolic link to a filesystem cannot be included in the
Traditionally include and exclude statements used to be placed in
incl.excl. Now they are put into
Include and Exclude statements offer a finer discrimination than the
Domain line in the
dsm.opt file, limiting what
is backed up from within filesystems. You should study the include and excludes within
dsm.sys, consider your filestore usage, and amend the file to
avoid backing up unnecessary files (for example, temporary files used by programs and
utilities, virtual machine images, spool files, cached web pages and so forth). Backup
performance can be greatly improved by not backing up unnecessary files.
TSM processes the Exclude.fs then Exclude.dir before any of the Exclude file directives. Each group of directives is then processed working from the bottom to the top of the list. You can view the order of this processing by running:
dsmc query inclexcl
To quit the session, issue
quit at the prompt. For further help on
includes/excludes see our page on how to exclude
files and folders from backup.
TSM also writes a number of log files, the locations of which are controlled by the
variable DSM_LOG set in the wrapper shell scripts
/usr/bin. By default these are set as below:
Make the setuid
bit on the
/opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin/dsmtcaexecutable, by running the following command as the root user:
chmod 4555 /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin/dsmtca
Ensure that there is access to
dsmerror.log. You can do this by changing the value of
dsm.sysfrom the default (
/var/log/dsmerror.log) to a location where the user concerned has access, e.g. their home directory. An alternative is to change permissions on
/var/log/dsmerror.log, to enable write-access.