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TSM for Mac: Setting Preferences

This tutorial is based on TSM version 5.5 for the Macintosh computer. 

Use these instructions to configuring your TSM Client Preferences.

  1. Start TSM
    Preferences Menu in the Tivoli Storage Manager
    • From the Edit menu select Client Preferences  
  2. The Preferences Editor screen will open. Click the General tab.
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    • Click the General tab.
    • In the Node Name field enter your TSM Node Name . This information will have been given to you by the ITS TSM Administrator. Note: This may be the same as your NetID.
    • Log File Name is the location on your computer where the error logs are stored. If you have a problem with TSM, this error log could provide information. To view the log, use the Console application located in the Applications/Utilities folder on all Macintosh computers.
    • Prune old entries will prevent your log file from growing unmanageable and consuming disk space. 14 days of old messages should be enough to troubleshoot problems.
    • From the menu select Backup 
  3. The Backup Preferences screen will open 
    • In the Domain for Backup area check the box Back up all local file systems. This setting will exclude network drives, CDs, DVDs, memory sticks, etc.
    • The Domain List shows the drives currently connected to your computer. The greyed out drives are your local drives and they should already be checked off for you.
    • From the menu select Include-Exclude 
      Backup Preferences for the Tivoli Storage Manager
  4. The Include-Exclude Preferences screen will open 
    • The Statement List shows an example of files that do not need to be backed up.
    • From the menu select Scheduler
      Include-Exclude Settings in the Tivoli Storage Manager
  5. The Scheduler Preferences screen will open
    Scheduler Preferences in the Tivoli Storage Manager
    • The Schedule Log contains a history of events that occurred during the backup. For example, if you cancelled the backup, that will be recorded in the log file.
    • The log also contains information about when the next backup is scheduled.
    • the menu select Communication 
  6. The Communication Preferences screen will open
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    • Confirm that the server address is TSM-DUPUIS.AD.QUEENSU.CA - anything else will cause the backup to fail.
    • From the menu select  Authorization       
  7. The Authorization Preferences screen will open
    Authorization Preferences for the Tivoli Storage Manager
    • If the radio button beside Password Prompt is selected, click the Password Generate radio button
    • The Authorization Preferences screen will change to the Password Generate screen
  8. The Authorization Preferences screen will change to the Password Generate screen
    • the recommended location for the password is /Library/Preferences/Tivoli Storage Manager
    • Check the radio button beside Save encryption key password locally
    • Check the radio button to select the encryption type of 128 bit AES
    • From the menu select Web Client
      Authorization Preferences for the Tivoli Storage Manager
  9. The Web Client Preferences screen will open
    Web Client Preferences for the Tivoli Storage Manager
    • Under the Managed Services Options section Uncheck the box beside Web Client
    • Check the box beside Schedule
    • In the Privileges section Check the box to Revoke remote access privilege.
  10. To save all of  these changes click the OK button
    Ok Button to Accept All Changes
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