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Teradata® DSA - DSE for IBM Spectrum Protect Installation, Configuration, and Upgrade Guide

Data Stream Architecture
Data Stream Extensions
Release Number
March 2021
English (United States)
Last Update
Product Category
Teradata Tools and Utilities

Logs Created During DSA Installation

Logs in the following table contain messages produced during package installation.
Log File Location
dscinstall.log Resides on the DSC server in /tmp.
clienthandlerinstall.log Resides on media servers in /tmp.
axms3install.log On media servers that are configured for S3, resides in /tmp.
axmazureinstall.log On media servers that are configured for Azure, resides in /tmp.
axmgcpinstall.log On media servers that are configured for GCP, resides in /tmp.
barcmdlineinstall.log Resides in one of the following servers in /tmp:
  • DSC server
  • Media server
barportletsinstall.log Resides on the Viewpoint server in /tmp.
axmspectruminstall.log On media servers that are configured for Spectrum Protect, resides in /tmp.


The DSA REST log is the log from the DSARest web service.

Log File Location
dsarest.log Resides at /var/opt/teradata/dsa/logs/.
  • To check status of DSARest /etc/init.d/dsc wsstatus
  • Start DSARest - /etc/init.d/dsc wsstart
  • Stop DSARest - /etc/init.d/dsc wsstop
  • Restart DSARest - /etc/init.d/dsc wsrestart

Spectrum Protect Key Log and Configuration Files

Location Logs
  • dsmerror.log – key error log
  • dsminstr.log – key instrumentation log
  • devconfig.txt – Storage Server connection information used to start the server
  • dsmerror.log – Key log file for Storage agent errors
  • dsmsta.opt – Key config file for Storage Agent.
    • TCPPort (Shared Memory) – Found you may need this setting to force shared memory access for LANFree to the Node from the Storage Agent. Use a port other than the default 1500 that typically used between the Node and the IBM Server; for example, TCPPort 3700
    • IDLETIMEOUT – Increase timeout if long restores are not getting resources allocated as expected. Recommended: IDLETIMEOUT 600
  • dsmsta.rc – Start and stop the storage agent on a client; for example, ./dsmsta.rc stop/start/restart
    A dsmserv.v6lock file is found in this directory whenever the storage agent is running.
  • ./dsmsta – Start the storage agent in the foreground, gives a prompt. Use HALT to exit from storage agent and stop the service. This is a good way to watch and catch errors.
/opt/tivoli/tsm/client/api/bin64/bin and /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin/
  • dsmerror.log – Key error log
  • dsm.opt – Client options file used at startup
  • dsm.sys – Client connection file used at startup
  • dsmc – Spectrum client (CLI)
  • dsmj – Spectrum client (GUI)
  • dsmadmc – Spectrum Server (CLI)