Platforms for which no TSM client is available :
The following lists those Operating System platforms for which no supported TSM client software is available. IT Services strongly advises all users to upgrade their Operating Systems to a supported level and thence to install a supported TSM client. Where a comparable supported platform exists, it is listed below.
For clients that have backups of files on older platforms that they now wish to restore - for example due to a hardware or system failure - the recommended route, where possible, is as below.
Alternatively, clients can restore their data back to a different machine, providing the OS platforms are similar and the filesystems types are supported. In practice this means that backups from Windows 95/98/ME may be restored to a machine running Windows XP / 2000 / 2003 or Vista . Backups from Windows XP / 2000 / 2003 or Vista can be restored back to each other as they are all based on the NTFS filesystem. Backups from a unix host may be restored to another unix host provided the filesystem type is supported by the unix OS on the target machine. Backups from Mac OS8/9 may be restored to a machine running OSX (although the files will acquire default ownership and permissions).
Cross-platform restores will not work - for example, restoring backups from a Mac to a Windows host or vice versa or restoring Windows backups to a unix machine or vice versa.
For further details on how to restore to a different machine see the relevant section on restoring to a new machine for Windows, Mac or Linux.
Note that under circumstances, you may need to enlist the help of your local IT Officer to aid in setting up a dedicated restore area or partition on the target machine.
Where circumstances absolutely preclude the upgrade to a supported Operating System, for example where your hardware prevents you from upgrading your OS to a supported version, please contact email@example.com for further assistance.
|Operating system||Version||Comparable Supported Platform|
DEC Ultrix 4.2A, 4.3 & 4.4
DEC DigitalUnix 4.0 & below 4.0d
DEC DigitalUnix 4.0d & higher
Linux - kernel versions lower than 2.4.2
IRIX 6.2, 6.3 & 6.4
Solaris 2.5.1, 2.6, 7, 8
Linux - kernel versions above 2.4.2
Solaris 9 & 10
|Novell Netware||Netware 3.1x, 4.1x, 5.00 & 6.00||Netware 5.10 & 6.50|
|Microsoft||Windows 3.1 / 9x / ME / NT / 2000||Windows XP / 2K3 / Vista|
|Apple Macintosh||Mac OS 7, 8 & 9; OS X up to 10.4.6||Mac OS X 10.4.7 or higher|
|OS/2||Warp all versions|