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Managing Multiple EZ-Backup Schedules on One System (Windows)

This article applies to: EZ-Backup

The instructions on this page are based on the following IBM documentation:

The following assumes that the TSM client on the system was installed using the EZ-Backup installer, or using an installation method developed in conjunction with the EZ-Backup team.

The necessary steps are:

  • Determine an appropriate backup window (avoiding existing backup window(s) to lessen impact on system resources)
  • Subscribe the new node
  • Receive the subscription confirmation e-mail with configuration information
  • Logon to the system using a Windows administrator id
  • Start a Command session RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR
  • Navigate to the TSM home directory (C:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient)
  • Copy the dsm.opt to a new file (called two.dsm.opt here)
  • Using a text editor (such as notepad) RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR, edit the configuration information in two.dsm.opt to match that in the subscription confirmation e-mail:
    • TCPSERVERADDress: TSM TCP Server Addr
    • TCPPort: TSM TCP Port Addr
    • NODEName: TSM Node Name
  • Save the changed two.dsm.opt
  • Connect to the node using the GUI client the with newly-changed two.dsm.opt by:
    • At the Windows command session prompt, type:
      dsm -optfile=two.dsm.opt
    • when challenged, enter the initial password provided
    • once connected to the node, set a new password
    • do NOT exit the TSM GUI client
  • Configure a new scheduler service per the instructions in the Configuring Automatic (Scheduled) Backups¬†section of our Install TSM Client for Windows article¬†EXCEPT
    • Step 5: Specify a unique value for the TSM Scheduler Name (e.g. TSM Client Scheduler Two)
    • Step 6: Specify a unique name for the new TSM Acceptor Name (e.g. TSM Client Acceptor Two)
    • Step 7: Specify the two.dsm.opt created above (with fully qualified pathname, as shown)
    • Step 9: use the Node Name and Password from the confirmation email
    • Step 11: specify unique names for the:
      • Schedule Log (e.g two_dsmsched.log
      • Error Log (e.g. two_dsmerror.log)
  • After exiting the TSM GUI client (step 18), verify the existence of the second scheduler via the Windows Services Manager.
  • (Optional) Run an initial manual backup using the command line client
    • At the Windows command session prompt, type:
      dsmc incr -optfile=two.dsm.opt
    • watch the output written back to screen (NOT written to dsmsched.log)
  • Exit the Windows command session

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