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How to install TSM client on Ubuntu 64bit

Refer to:
  • Get the tarball from the ftp server
cd /tmp
  • Extract the tarball into the /tmp folder
tar -xvf
  • Install packages
sudo dpkg -i gskcrypt64_8.0-50.52.linux.x86_64.deb
sudo dpkg -i gskssl64_8.0-50.52.linux.x86_64.deb
sudo dpkg -i tivsm-api64.amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i tivsm-ba.amd64.deb
  • Fix language error
cd /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin
ln -s ../../lang/EN_US/ EN_ZA
  • Configure the client by setting dsm.sys/opt
cd /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin
sudo nano dsm.sys
sudo nano dsm.opt


  • Test
  • Enable backups

Add the following to the /etc/crontab file:,,
30 23 * * * root /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin/dsmc i -quiet
  • Configure backups

Notify central IT to configure backups to the IT server.