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TSM for Mac: Scheduling Automatic Backups


  1. In the Applications folder Open the Tivoli Storage Manager  folder 
    • Click the TSM Tools for Administrators.app
    Tivoli Storage Manager Tools for Administrators Application
  2. The TSM Tools for Administrators screen will open 
    • Select Tivoli Storage Manager
    • Click the OK button
    Tivoli Storage Manager Button in the Administrators Panel
  3. Log into TSM
    •  From the Editmenu select Client Preferences  
    Client Preferences in the Edit Menu
  4. The Preferences Editor will open.  On the Left hand menu select Scheduler.  The Scheduler Preferences screen will open 
    • In the Schedule Log section check the File Name of the log file.  By default it will be /Library/Logs/tivoli/tsm/dsmsched.log
    • Check the box beside Prune old entries
    • Select the number of days to Prune entries old than.  We suggest 14 days but it it your choice.
    Scheduler Preferences for the Tivoli Storage Manager
  5. On the Left hand menu select Web Client.  The Web Client Preferences screen will open 
    •  Under Managed Services Options
      • Uncheck the box beside Web Client 
      • check the box beside Schedule
      • Click the OK button at the bottom of the screen
    • Web Client Preferences for the Tivoli Storage Manager
    • In the Applications folder re-open the Tivoli Storage Manager  folder 
      • Click the TSM Tools for Administrators.app
      Tivoli Storage Manager Folder (again) 
    • The TSM Tools for Administrators screen will open 
      • Select Start the Client Acceptor Daemon
      • Click the OKbutton
    • Depending on your Firewall rules you may be asked to accept incoming network connections 
      • Click the Allow button
      Click Allow to Accept Incoming Connections
    • The Security screen will open.  You will not be able to make any changes until you click the lock to allow changes. 
      • Click the lock to make changes.
      Firewall Settings in the Mac OSX System Preferences
    • The Firewall Security screen will now be accessible 
      • Click the radio button beside Set access for specific services and applications
      • Select dsmagent to Allow incoming connections
      • Close the preference window by clicking the red dot in the upper left hand corner
      Allow Incoming dsmagent Connections through the Firewall
    • Once TSM is set up for scheduling you need to request what schedule you would like to be on.  Review the available schedules below and contact the IT Support Centre. Scheduling groups are as follows:

      Daily 8am - 5 pm weekdays
      After Midnight 00:00 - 10 am any day of the week (please specify)
      Noon Hour 12:00 - 1:00pm weekdays

    Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6 613.533.2000