Using links to alternate filesystems to customize server installation

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Is it possible, and supported, for Tivoli Storage Manager v6 server to be installed
into different directories/fileystems linked to install directories on Unix platforms?


In the server requirements documentation, it is stated;

xx MB for the /opt directory if you create mount points

Are linked filesystems also supported?


Links to alternate filesystems are supported.

Such an example would be

/opt/tivoli/tsm/db2 using a link to a directory in a different filesystem

as seen by:

/opt/tivoli/tsm # ls -la

drwxrwxr-x 8 root root 4096 Mar 2 14:59 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Oct 10 23:03 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8527 Mar 2 14:59
drwxrwxr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 2 14:59 _uninst
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Mar 2 14:57 client
drwxr-xr-x 38 root root 4096 Mar 2 14:56 db2 -> /opt_alternate/tivoli/tsm/db2
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Mar 2 14:58 devices
drwxrwxr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 2 14:48 license
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Mar 1 15:41 server -> /opt_alternate/tivoli/tsm/server
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar 2 14:49 tivinv

similarly, the server subdirectory is linked to a different directory in another filesystem

With such a customized environment, the server can be installed and is supported.

Related information

Server requirements for v6.3 on Linux

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Document information

More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition

Software version:

6.1, 6.2, 6.3

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris

Software edition:


Reference #:


Modified date:


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