Repositories for TSM 7 clients

The repositories are no longer maintained and will be discontinued after June 2018. Please see alternative installation options.

There are APT and RPM repositories available for TSM 7 clients. Due to licensing constraints by IBM the repositories are only available within the GÖNET.

For instructions on how to configure backup with the TSM clients, please see the respective documentation.

Because these repositories need to be maintained manually, they aren't always up to date. New versions implement as well new functions as bug fixes, so please look at the FTP servers if a newer one is available.

since early 2017 the current version is ISP 8.


For Debian/Ubuntu servers the repositories can be installed with the following steps:

wget -q -O- | apt-key add - 
echo "deb main latest" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gwdg-tsm-client.list 

After updating the package repository cache the original TSM clients (“tivsm-ba”) can be installed directly or via the package “gwdg-tsm-client” which installs the TSM clients and the SysVinit script for starting the DSMCA daemon:

apt-get update
apt-get install gwdg-tsm-client


The RPM repository for Redhat/Fedora can be installed with the following steps:

yum-config-manager --add-repo
wget -q -O /tmp/gwdg-tsm.key ""
rpmkeys --import /tmp/gwdg-tsm.key && rm -v /tmp/gwdg-tsm.key

After refreshing the package repository cache the TSm clients can be installed directly:

yum update
yum install tivsm-ba