Non-administrative users need to be added to the 'Backup Operators' Group to allow users to bypass security restrictions for the sole purpose of backing-up and restoring files. Note that what follows will however not work in Vista Home, which lacks the Backup Operators administrative group: a Vista Home user will need to be logged on as administrator in order to run TSM.
Users must have read-write access to the
and have read-write permissions on the
C:\Program Files\tivoli\tsm\baclient folder in order to avoid the warning message
of not being able to write
In fact if you grant users read-write access to the baclient folder under
C:\Program Files\tivoli\tsm then this is inherited
by the files in the folder.
If you have been performing Windows System State
backups with an account which is a member of the
Administrators group and if you want to subsequently start doing backups or restores
with an account which is a member of the Backup Operators group, you must
delete the staging directory,
C:\adsm.sys, before attempting backups or
restores of the System State or System Services as a member of the
Backup Operators group.
If you have existing backups from a TSM 5.2 or previous client and you attempt an incremental backup of an existing file space with a member of the Backup Operators group, all of the data will appear as changed and it will be resent to the Tivoli Storage Manager Server.
Members of the Backup Operators group do not have the proper authority to update the last access time for files that are encrypted with the Windows encrypting file system (EFS). If EFS files are restored by a member of the Backup Operators group, the last access time will not be preserved.