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Instruction Overview

There are three mandatory steps to configure your back ups, and two option steps to ensure your backup worked and when it will run next.  First, you need to configure the list of files that you are going to back up to TSM (Tivoli Storage Manager). Then you'll store a local copy of your TSM password (separate from your Penn State Access Account password) encrypted on your local machine. This will allow your backups to run without prompting you to enter the password while running at night or in the background. Finally, you must run the backup initially yourself, and it will then run on its own daily.  It is recommended that you perform the steps 4 and 5 to ensure your backups are working.  Step 6 will ensure your backups run automatically and must be done.

Step 1 - Configure TSM Server name and files for backup
Step 2 - Store local copy of TSM Password
Step 3 - Run manual backup
Step 4 - Check to see when the last backup was run
Step 5 - Check to see when the next backup is scheduled to run
Step 6 - Start up the TSM Client Acceptor

Step 1 - Configure TSM Server name and files for backup

1.1 Configure TSM Server name

a. Highlight and copy the contents below for dsm.opt file . Contents should be:
b. Open a Text Edit.app

c. Open a new file and copy/paste the contents from Step 1.1 part a) into the new file.
d. Change the text format to Plain Text

e. Save file as dsm.opt in the following folder:

/Library/Preferences/Tivoli Storage Manager/ (This is in Macintosh HD, or whatever your Hard Drive is named)

f. Close dsm.opt file

1.2 Configure files for backup

a. Highlight and copy the contents below for the dsm.sys file .  Contents should be:
b. Open a Text Edit.app

c. Open a new file. Copy/paste the contents from Step 1.2 part a) into the new file.
d. Edit the file to represent your access id and user folder.

You will need to make two changes

  1. Change the text (yourAccessID) to be your Penn State Access ID (e.g. $user.name)
  1. Change the text (yourUserFolderName) to be the User name on your computer.  This might be the same as your Penn State Access ID or it could be your name (e.g. $user.name or $user.fullName) depending on how your computer was set up; this would be your folder name within the /Users directory on your local computer.
e. Change the text format to Plain Text

f. Save file as dsm.sys in the following folder:

/Library/Preferences/Tivoli Storage Manager/ (This is in Macintosh HD or whatever your Hard Drive is named)

g. Close dsm.sys file

Step 2 - Store local copy of TSM Password

2.1 - Set TSM Client to "Password Generate"

a. Open /Applications/Tivoli Storage Manager/TSM Tools for Administrators.app.

b. Select Tivoli Storage Manager from the list and click OK.

c. Authenticate with your local computer admin account username/password.  This is not the password you created on The Penn State Portal.

d. From the Edit menu, select Client Preferences.

e. In the Preferences Editor window, select the Authorization tab on the left.

f. In the Authorization Preferences panel, click the radio button for Password Generate. Click OK.
g. From the File menu, select Exit.

2.2 - Set TSM password on local machine.

a. Open /Applications/Tivoli Storage Manager/TSM Tools for Administrators.app.

b. Select Tivoli Storage Manager from the list and click OK.

c. Authenticate with your local computer admin account username/password.
d. Now authenticate with your TSM node name and TSM password (the password you set up in the Penn State Portal). Click Login.

Once you have completed this step successfully, your TSM password has now been stored in an encrypted file on your local computer.

e. From the File menu, select Exit.

Step 3 - Run Manual Backup

Note the manual backup only needs to be done the first time you configure TSM. After this has been configured, your computer will automatically backup your files. However, you can always perform these steps for a manual backup at any time.

a. Open Terminal.app

b. Run the incremental backup,  type the following command and press enter.

You will be prompted for the local password on your computer.  Type the password and press enter.

The initial backup will start to run and look something like this:

Once complete, you'll have a review of the backup:

Step 4 - Check to see when the last backup was run

a. Open Terminal.app

b. Type the following command and press enter.

Step 5 - Check to see when the next backup is scheduled to run

a. Open Terminal.app

b. Type the following command and press enter.

Step 6 - Start up the TSM Client Acceptor

a. Open TSM Tools for Administrator

b. Select Start the Client Acceptor Daemon