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Install Spectrum Protect Client version 8.1 for Mac (EZ-Backup)

This article applies to: EZ-Backup


The software for the EZ-Backup service underwent major changes between version 7.1 and version 8.1. IBM changed the name to IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) and the look of the interface has changed. Most of the controls and procedures are either exactly the same or very similar.

Installation Instructions for Spectrum Protect Client v8.1 for

macOS 10.12 (Sierra)

Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

This procedure is NOT for Mac OS X older than 10.11 (El Capitan).

If you have an earlier version of the client installed, please use our Upgrade instructions instead of these instructions.

If this computer is not yet registered, please go to the EZ-Backup Subscription Page.

Getting Ready

Before you can begin the installation process, you'll need to locate your copy of the email confirming your subscription that contains:

  • EZ-Backup Node Name
  • Initial Password
  • TCP Server Address
  • TCP Port Address

Please review the SP Version 8.1 Release Notes.

The install process requires the user name and password for an administrative account on your Mac.

Download and Run the Installer

  1. Log onto the Mac using an account with FULL ADMINISTRATOR PRIVILEGES.
  2. Download the installer disk image to your computer.
  3. With some browsers, the package will open automatically.
    If it doesn't, locate the file you just downloaded (called "8.1.0.2-TIV-TSMBAC-Mac.dmg," typically in your Downloads folder) and double-click it.
  4. Double-click the installation package icon and follow the prompts to complete the installation.
    1. On the Welcome panel, click Continue.
    2. Read the Important Information (and Print or Save if desired), then click Continue.
    3. Click Install to perform a Standard Install.
    4. When prompted, enter your Mac Administrator ID and password.
      Note: This is the password you use to login as an administrator on your Mac, not your EZ-Backup password.
    5. When you see "The software was successfully installed," click Close.
  5. Close the Finder window.
  6. Unmount the Spectrum Project volume:
    • Click on the eject icon next to Device in Finder.
      OR
    • Drag volume icon on Desktop to Trash.

Configure the Client

If your department has its own configuration file, follow the procedure for using that file and then continue with the next section, Configure Automatic Backups.

  1. Download the EZ-Backup configuration file installer package
  2. With some browsers, the package will open automatically.
    If it doesn't, locate the file you just downloaded (called "EZBackupconfigfiles.pkg," typically in your Downloads folder) and double-click it.
  3. Double-click the EZBackupconfigfiles.pkg to extract the EZ-Backup configuration file.
    1. On the Welcome panel, click Continue.
    2. On the Select a Destination panel, click on the appropriate disk, then click Continue.
    3. On the Standard Install panel, click Install.
    4. When prompted, enter your Mac Administrator ID and password.
      Note: This is the password you use to login as an administrator on your Mac, not your EZ-Backup password.
    5. Upon successful installation, click Close.
  4. Run the IBM Spectrum Protect Tools for Administrators app.
  5. When prompted, enter your Mac Administrator ID and password.
    Note: This is the password you use to login as an administrator on your Mac, not your EZ-Backup password.
  6. Select IBM Spectrum Protect from the list, then click OK.
  7. If necessary, allow dsmj and/or dsmagent to run.
  8. On the ANS1036S error message, click OK.
  9. On the ANS9778E Error(s)… message, click Yes.
  10. On the TCP/IP invalid host name message, click OK.
  11. When asked Do you wish to continue for purposes of local backupset restore, click Yes.
  12. On the IBM Spectrum Protect window, click Utilities, then select Setup Wizard.
  13. On the Welcome panel, select Help me configure the Client Options File, then click Next.
  14.  Click Next to start the wizard.
  15. Verify that Update my options file is selected, then click Next.
  16. On the Client Node Name screen, for Node Name, specify the node name supplied in the EZ-Backup confirmation email, then click Next.
  17. Verify that TCP/IP is selected, then click Next.
  18. On the TCP/IP Options screen, enter the server address (TSM TCP Server Address) and port (TSM TCP Port) information supplied in the EZ-Backup confirmation email, then click Next.
  19. Click Next to accept the recommended Include/Exclude List.
  20. Click Next to accept the recommended Common File Exclusion List.
  21. Click Apply to confirm and accept this configuration.
  22. When prompted, enter as the password the Initial Password from the EZ-Backup confirmation email.
    • This is NOT your NetID password.
    • This is NOT the administrative password you use on your Mac.
  23. When notified of a successful configuration, click Finish.
  24. In the Backup-Archive GUI client, click File, then select Exit.

Configure Automatic Backups

  1. Run the IBM Spectrum Protect Tools for Administrators app.
  2. When prompted, enter your Mac Administrator ID and password.
    Note: This is the password you use to login as an administrator on your Mac, not your EZ-Backup password.
  3. Select Start the Client Acceptor Daemon from the list, then click OK.
  4. Click OK to accept warning that “the process to start the Client Acceptor Daemon may take a couple of minutes.”
  5. When prompted, enter your Mac Administrator ID and password.
    Note: This is the password you use to login as an administrator on your Mac, not your EZ-Backup password.
  6. Click OK when notified that “The Client Acceptor Daemon started successfully.”
  7. Verify the configuration

Tidying Up

  1. Close any open windows.
  2. Drag any EZBackup or disk images to the Trash (which will change to an eject button).
  3. Delete the installer files you downloaded from your Downloads folder.

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