1. Installing the TSM scheduler
This document describes setting and running TSM scheduled backups using version 6.1 or later of the TSM client for Mac OS X. If you are running a level of the TSM client below this version on OS X you should upgrade to the latest client before returning to this document. The latest TSM client for OS X is available on the downloading the TSM client for the Mac page.
In order for the TSM client to perform a scheduled backup, the TSM Scheduler must be running on the client machine during the allotted scheduled window. As all scheduled windows at OUCS occur overnight, between 18:00 and 06:00, this means that the client machine must be running the TSM scheduler and the machine left switched on overnight (though not necessarily logged in) on the night(s) of the schedule window. OSX users should not therefore put their machine into Sleep Mode on the night(s) of their Scheduled backup(s).
A pre-requisite to running automatic backups is that you must have successfully logged into the TSM Server at least and run a manual backup. Instructions for doing that can be found at running a manual backup with the TSM client for the Mac.
- dsmsched.log - the log of the all scheduled backups. This file lists the details of each file processed in the most recent scheduled backups, the summary results of the most recent scheduled backups and the time of the next scheduled backup.
- dsmerror.log - lists any errors encountered in any manual or scheduled backup.
If the next schedule window is more than 12 hours away the last line will say "Schedule will be refreshed in 12 hours" as above. If sooner it will say something like "Command will be executed in 5 hours and 27 minutes".