4. Running the TSM client for Novell NetWare 6.5

  1. First you will need to ensure that the TSM installation directory is in the NetWare load path.
  2. Load the modules TSAFS and TSANDS:
    load TSAFS
    load TSANDS
  3. Then start the TSM session:
    If you have copied a saved password file TSM.PWD into the TSM installation directory, then you should just be logged in automatically. If not, then you will be prompted first for your User Id (TSM node name), and then for your TSM password. For the User Id you can accept the default displayed in angle brackets which will be the TSM Nodename specified in the configuration file DSM.OPT. The password you enter should be the TSM password, as supplied with your registration details or set by you using a previous TSM client version.
  4. You can now query your client account on the TSM server as below:
    tsm> q inclexcl	  # lists order of processing of include/exclude directives
    tsm> q sched      # displays details of client's scheduled backup 
    tsm> q files      # lists backups of partitions (if any)
  5. In order to perform automated backups, it is necessary for TSM to store encrypted NetWare passwords to access the various local resources. To ensure that this happens, run the following commands:
    tsm> q tsa
    tsm> q tsa nds
    You will be prompted at each command for a NetWare user name and password; you should enter the details for the administrator account.

    To check that the passwords have been stored successfully, you should exit the current TSM session:

    tsm> quit
    Then, from the server console, start a new session. You should not be prompted for a password at the start of the session, and you should be able to run the queries as before, again without being prompted for a password. If this does not work, it is possible that the password file is corrupted. In this case, exit the TSM session, delete all .PWD files, and try again. Note, that starting a TSM session and running a backup or query unprompted is an essential prerequisite to running automatic scheduled backups.

  6. Once you have set up your encrypted passwords correctly, you should perform a test manual backup, for example:
    tsm> incr sys:etc/test.txt
  7. Further information and syntax on running manual backups and restores of multiple files and volumes can be found at Using the TSM Client Command Line Interface for Backup & Restore. For known problems and limitations of the Tivoli Storage Manager V5.5 NetWare Backup-Archive Client please visit the troubleshooting section. For information on configuring and running automatic scheduled backups see Setting up Automatic Backups.

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