1. Introduction

You may wish at some stage to change the name of your TSM account(s), or it may be that your machine has changed name. Unless the machine in question is a server it is generally not recommended to change your TSM nodename to match your machine, as the process can be complicated.

In particular, please note that in the case of Windows machines, a new machine name means that we will need to rename our copy of your backup store to match. If this is not done then your machine will resend all its data. This happens because TSM for Windows holds data under the UNC path - i.e. the machine name. We would therefore need to rename our copy of your C: drive from \\old-machine\c$ to \\new-machine\c$.

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