2. General Outline
The installation or upgrade procedure depends on the distribution and version of Linux you are using. For most Linux distributions you can install the TSM client from the IT Services HFS repository. You first download and install a package that configures your system to use the HFS repository. You then install the TSM client from that repository which means all dependencies will be automatically installed and also you will automatically get TSM client updates alongside all your other software updates.
The Linux repositories are signed. If you wish to confirm the signing key refer to Checking the repository signing key.
For Linux distributions that don't have repository support you can download and install from rpm files, or for distributions that don't support rpm (e.g. Gentoo) we provide a tar file that can be used to install the TSM client.
When installing the TSM client for the first time the HFS-packaged TSM Client will ask for your nodename, password, and whether you want to run scheduled backups, and will then automatically configure the TSM software correctly to connect to the HFS service.
Provided it finds an existing valid configuration the installer will upgrade that
configuration without any further input on your part. If you were previously running
scheduled backups the installer will stop the old scheduler before upgrading the
software then restart it afterwards. It will upgrade your
dsm.sys configuration files.
If it can work out how to do it, the installer will create a desktop menu item for Tivoli Storage Manager. When you select this you will usually be prompted for a password to enable you to run this with administrative privileges.
||The Java GUI client|
||The command line client|
||The 'trusted client agent', which allows non-root users to connect to the HFS|
If you have specific installation problems then email firstname.lastname@example.org attaching
/opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin/tsm-install.log. This describes
what the post installation scripts have attempted to do, and highlights any problems. It
may also be required to email the following files: