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    Default initiate backups from TSM server not clients?

    Does anyone know of a way of initiating jobs from the TSM server rather than from clients?

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    Yes.

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    Or prompted instead of polling schedule mode on the client.

    Not sure what you mean exactly.

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    My understanding is that the client schedules will poll TSM for backup times and then the client initiates/starts the backup.

    If the client is behind a firewall then you can specify that TSM controls communicating schedule detail but is it still the client that starts the backup job?

    I want to see if TSM can control the backup job and actually initiate it itself.

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    If you want the TSM server to control when a backup starts, create a client schedule with a "command" directive. The next thing you need to do is create a backup script/batch file on the client. The TSM will then call this backup script using the "command" directive.

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    Or use polling schedules on the client. However, define 'start the backup job'. If you want the server to initiate the job so the firewall sees it as an established session, I don't know if polling scheduling is enough to accomplish that. Test.

    Scheduling a command means the client will initiate the backup. TSM will cause an OS process to start, which might be a TSM backup, but it'll be client-initiated because it will not be a scheduled backup in the strict sense of the word.

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