1. Why remove TSM?

There are several reasons why you may need or wish to remove the TSM software from your machine, such as:

  • You are leaving the university - the software is licensed and configured specifically for use within Oxford University only.
  • You are having problems with TSM and so have been asked to remove and reinstall TSM.
  • You are upgrading to a new machine and no longer wish to back up the old one.
  • You no longer need to back a machine up.

2. Removing TSM from a Mac

  1. If you have TSM running, first of all quit the program.
  2. Stop the TSM Scheduler running: go [Applications] > [TSM Tools for Administrators] and select either [Stop the Client Acceptor Daemon] or [Stop the Scheduler]. You will be prompted to enter your Mac's local administrator password.
  3. Open a terminal window (via [Applications] > [Utilities] > [Terminal]) and enter the following commands:
    sudo /Library/Application\ Support/tivoli/tsm/client/api/bin/uninstallApi.sh
    sudo /Library/Application\ Support/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin/uninstall.sh
    You will again be prompted for the local administrator password, but no characters will appear on screen as you type: type your password as usual and press Enter.
  4. Additionally, you may want to remove the TSM configuration files - this is important to do if you need to change your TSM nodename. (On OS X 10.4.7 and later these files are dsm.sys, dsm.opt and TSM.PWD; on earlier versions of Mac OS X they are TSM System Preferences, TSM User Preferences and TSM.PWD.) To remove them, enter the following command:
    sudo rm -rf /Library/Preferences/Tivoli\ Storage\ Manager