Re: Intel Mac Client

2006-08-25 09:25:43
Subject: Re: Intel Mac Client
From: Richard Sims <rbs AT BU DOT EDU>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 09:24:22 -0400
Hi, Roger -

Sadly, IBM's TSM Mac client development is always counterproductively
behind the times, making for needless frustration with the TSM
product and disappointment in IBM's commitment to enterprise-level

Given that yours is very much a Mac site, I was curious as to your
site's take on the recently previewed backup/restore that is coming
in the next release of the Mac OS (
leopard/timemachine.html).  Automatic backup, and contextual file
recovery through a stunningly intuitive interface, is extremely
compelling - and hard for an "I.T." b/r approach to compete with.  I
can see users gleefully jumping to this approach, regardless of any
site-proscribed backup methodologies.

    thanks,  Richard Sims

On Aug 24, 2006, at 4:48 PM, Roger Deschner wrote:

Any updated information about a version of TSM Client that works
properly on Intel processor Mac computers? We are now having quite a
large number of them show up here, and their owners are getting
even more so than the usual Mac folks.

We already know that 5.2.5 kind of works, and we are using that as
as we can. It times out and hangs on large backups, the scheduler does
not work, and furthermore ACLs are not supported in 5.2.

I have heard that 5.4 will support Intel Macs. We're getting extremely
anxious to have it.

Roger Deschner      University of Illinois at Chicago
rogerd AT uic DOT edu
               Academic Computing & Communications Center

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