3. Obtaining, installing and configuring the TSM client

  1. The HFS packaged TSM client for NetWare is pre-configured to connect to a specific server.

    If this is a new installation, please download and install the following file tsmB8v5526ntw.exe and skip to step 2. below.

    If you are upgrading a current client, then examine the SERVERNAME option in your current dsm.opt file. The value of this will end in either B2, B4, B6 or B8 and this will indicate which of the packages to download and install below.

    Standard HFS server backup service tsmB2v5526ntw.exe
    Standard HFS server backup service tsmB4v5526ntw.exe
    Large server backup service tsmB6v5526ntw.exe
  2. Place the downloaded executable file in a temporary location of your choice, and run it to expand the package distribution files in the current directory. This directory will now contain, amongst other things, a package description file for NetWare with an .ips suffix.
  3. From the NetWare server console, load the module NWCONFIG.NLM, which allows the installation and configuration of software packages. From the main menu, select the option "Product Options", and from the resulting screen, select "Install a product not listed". Enter the directory path at which you unpacked the downloaded package.

    Note: if you have previously used the NWCONFIG.NLM module, when you choose to "install a product not listed", it will list the previously-used paths. If the path you require is not on the list, you need to choose one of the others to be given the opportunity to choose a different location.

  4. The configuration manager will now prompt you to select those components of the TSM software that you wish to install. The only component which is required is the first of these (the backup/archive client).

    Confirm your selection, and the package will be installed. Make a note of the directory to which the TSM software is installed (you are given the option to change the installation directory).

  5. The TSM software uses a configuration file DSM.OPT, located in the client installation directory SYS:/tivoli/tsm/client/ba. This file needs to be edited before you use the software.

    Instructions for editing this file are included at the start of the file in the form of comments. The minimum that needs to be done is the following:

    1. Amend the Nodename line to name your client, as registered with the HFS service. This will be of the form MACHINE.DEPT in most cases.
    2. Amend the Domain line to list the volumes you wish to back up. Note the comments about the inclusion of the NDS in the DOMAIN statement. Please avoid backing up volumes or directories used only for temporary files. Please also avoid backing up drives shared from other machines; these should be backed up from their home machine.
    3. At the end of this file is a sample set of Exclude directives. These name filenames or filename patterns which should not be backed up, being mainly temporary files which have no historical value. You should study this file, consider your filestore usage, and amend the file to avoid backing up unnecessary files (for example, temporary files used by programs and utilities, spool files, cached web pages etc). Additional excludes should be added to the end of this list, as TSM processes these directives bottom up. If you have an old customized set of exclusions, merge these into the new DSM.OPT file.

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