9.1. Where are the TSM configuration and log files located?

TSM configuration files are found in the following locations:

Table 2. Config File Locations
Platform File Location
Windows dsm.opt C:\Program Files\tivoli\tsm\baclient
Linux, Solaris dsm.sys, dsm.opt /usr or /opt /tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin
Mac OS X dsm.sys, dsm.opt /Library/Preferences/Tivoli Storage Manager
Netware dsm.opt Installation directory

TSM log files are as follows:

Table 3. Log File Locations
Platform File Location
Windows* dsmerror.log, dsmsched.log C:\Program Files\tivoli\tsm\baclient
Linux, Solaris dsmerror.log, dsmsched.log, tsm-install.log /var/log or /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin
Mac OS X dsmerror.log, dsmsched.log, tsm-install.log /Library/Logs/Tivoli/TSM
Netware dsmerror.log, dsmsched.log, tsm-install.log Installation directory
* The Windows installation log files are tsm-install.log and msi.log. To find the directory where these files are located in Windows, do as follows:
  • Windows XP/2003: go [Start] > [Run], and type explorer %temp%.
  • Windows Vista/7/2008: click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of the screen and type explorer %temp% in the search box (overtyping the words Start Search).

Windows users can find the files via Explorer/My Computer. Additionally, there is an automated way of sending us the required files - please see our page on log file collection for Windows.

Mac users can find the files via Finder but may need to run [Go] > [Go to Folder...] and type or paste in the above-mentioned folder name in order to locate the files. Please also note that the configuration files are in /Library/Preferences/Tivoli Storage Manager, not the (always empty) folder /Users/<your-username>/Library/Preferences/Tivoli Storage Manager.

Up: Contents Next: 9.2. What is the difference between backup and archive?