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Configuring the web client on AIX®, Linux®, Mac, and Solaris systems

To configure the web client, edit the client-system options file (dsm.sys) to specify the required options, and then start the client acceptor daemon.

Procedure

  1. Set the following options in the dsm.sys file: managedservices webclient schedule and passwordaccess generate.
  2. Generate the IBM Spectrum Protect password. Enter dsmc query session. When you are prompted for credentials, enter the IBM Spectrum Protect user name and password.

    Mac OS X operating systemsOn Mac OS X systems, you can also generate the password by using the IBM Spectrum Protect Tools for Administrators application. In the application, select IBM Spectrum Protect to start the client.

  3. Start the client acceptor daemon. Enter dsmcad.

    Mac OS X operating systemsOn Mac OS X, you can also start the client acceptor daemon with the IBM Spectrum Protect Tools for Administrators application. In the application, select Start the Client Acceptor Daemon.

  4. To access the web client from a browser, specify the host name or IP address of the client node in the browser address bar, followed by the web client port number. The default port number is 1581.
    For example, to access the web client on the node that is named myserver.example.com, specify: http://myserver.example.com:1581

    If you must change the default web client port number, use the backup-archive client httpport option to assign a different port number.

What to do next

After you configure the web client, you can use the IBM Spectrum® Protect Operations Center or a browser to backup or restore, or archive or retrieve, data on a node.