7. Allowing non-root users to run the client

By default non-root users are not able to use the TSM software to back up and restore their own files. Should you wish to enable this functionality, do as follows:
  • Set the setuid bit on /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin/dsmtca by running the following command as the root user:
     chmod 4555 /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin/dsmtca 
  • Ensure that there is access to dsmerror.log. You can do this by changing the value of errorlogname in dsm.sys from the default (/var/log/dsmerror.log) to a location where the user concerned has access, e.g. their home directory. An alternative is to change permissions on /var/log/dsmerror.log, to enable write-access.
This will enable a non-root user to back up and restore only their own files. To back up and restore all files, you must run TSM as the root user.

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