TSM 6.3: Install Backup-Archive Client


It is a little painful to deploy the TSM BA client, as you are not able to push the client from the server. Instead, you have to login into each target server and manually install the client. There are three types of client: command line, fat GUI client, web-based GUI client.

1) Install JRE first.

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2) Run the setup.exe in the BA client installation folder.

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Administrative client is not included in the Typical installation. You need to tick it in the Custom installation if you are going to install it.

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3) After the installation completed. Launch the Backup-Archive GUI from the Start menu.

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Give it a meaningful node name, generally it should be the hostname.

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Define the high level Include/Exclude list, remember the rules are read from bottom up.

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Define a backup domain, I choose System State in this test.

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4) Login into the TSM admin console (dsmadmc.exe) to register the new client by running:  register node TSM_Client01 Client01

TSM_Client is the node name, Client01 is the password

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Go back the BA client installation window, and type in the username and password which you just defined in above step.

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The node options are kept in this file C:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient\dsm.opt. And it can be modified in any text editors.

This is the fat GUI BA client.

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5) You also can use the command line client.

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6) The third type client is web based. And you need to setup it by in the fat GUI client.

Just follow the wizard.

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Now the web-based GUI client is ready. You can access this BA client on any remote machines by visiting the URL: http://tsm_client01:1581/BACLIENT

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Type in username/password to login.

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Updates: An example of the dsm.opt file – backing up the Pentaho solution folder.

NODename Pentaho-Server
PASSWORDAccess generate
TCPServeraddress TSM-Server-Name
TCPPort 1500
SCHEDMODE PROMPTED
MANAGEDSERVICES WEBCLIENT SCHEDULE

EXCLUDE “*:\…\*”
INCLUDE “C:\Program Files\pentaho\server\data-integration-server\pentaho-solutions\…\*”

DOMAIN “\\Pentaho-Server\c$”

PRESCHEDULECMD ‘”C:\Program Files\pentaho\server\data-integration-server\stop-pentaho.bat” > c:\pentaho_stop.log’
POSTSCHEDULECMD ‘”C:\Program Files\pentaho\server\data-integration-server\start-pentaho.bat” > c:\pentaho_start.log’

3 thoughts on “TSM 6.3: Install Backup-Archive Client

  1. Hi, TSM Client which is located in DMZ Zone has problem in backup. I have opened the TCP Port 1500 & 1581 in firewall. Scheduler is getting failed. I’m able to backup directly from the BAClient console.
    Could you please advise do i have to open any additional ports in firewall

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