Define file system/files
Generally, TSM backs up entire file systems (partitions). For each file system that is to be included in the backup, a DOMAIN entry in the configuration file (dsm.sys/dsm.opt) is required. The following entries are used to backup e.g. the two file systems c: and e:
Even if you only want to backup one file system, you first have to include the entire file system in the backup. A more detailed selection of files to be backed up is determined by means of "include-exclude-statements".
In an automated backup, the log file of the scheduler provides information on what was actually backed up. The log file is specifided by means of 'SCHEDLOGNAME' in the configuration file (dsm.sys/dsm.opt). If the default setting has not been modified, the log file is located in 'c:\temp\dsmsched.log' on Windows systems and in '/var/log/dsmsched.log' on Unix systems. On the basis of these log files you can check, what was backed up and whether files, whose backup does not make sense, are being backed up. These files should be excluded from the backup with a corresponding "include-exclude-list".
Due to the incremental functioning of TSM the log file only contains files that were newly generated, modified or deleted since the last backup. The entire database of a computer on a TSM server can be displayed via the graphic TSM client (dsmj) when you shift to the "restore mode".