This document lists the supported clients for Bucky Backup (Lite or Enterprise).
IBM Spectrum Protect Client Support and Download
Note: IBM Spectrum Protect is the server and client that Bucky Backup is based on. IBM Spectrum Protect was formerly named Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM). Starting with version 8.1 IBM removed references to TSM from most of the documentation. However, the client file names, locations, and registry entries still may not have changed.
These operating systems are officially supported by Bucky Backup and their recommended client versions. This does not mean that other operating systems do not have clients, or will not work. Instead, this is the list of operating system and TSM client combinations IBM supports. Combinations not on this list will still receive administrative support, but we can't guaranty compatibility.
|Operating System||Recommended Client Versions|
|Mac OS X 10.8||18.104.22.168 or higher
|Mac OS X 10.9||22.214.171.124 or higher|
|Mac OS X 10.10||126.96.36.199 or higher|
|Mac OS X 10.11||188.8.131.52 or higher|
|Mac OS X 10.12||184.108.40.206 or higher|
|Mac OS X 10.13||220.127.116.11 or higher|
|IBM AIX 7.1 or 7.2
||18.104.22.168 or higher|
|Microsoft Windows 2008 (32- or 64-bit)||22.214.171.124 or higher|
|Microsoft Windows 2008 R2||126.96.36.199 or higher|
|Microsoft Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit)||188.8.131.52 or higher|
|Microsoft Windows 8 (32- or 64-bit)||184.108.40.206 or higher|
|Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32- or 64-bit)||220.127.116.11 or higher|
|Microsoft Windows 2012||18.104.22.168 or higher|
|Microsoft Windows 2012 R2||22.214.171.124 or higher|
|Microsoft Windows 10 (32- or 64-bit)||126.96.36.199 or higher|
|Microsoft Windows 2016||188.8.131.52 or higher|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6||184.108.40.206 or higher
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7||220.127.116.11 or higher|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server/Desktop 11||18.104.22.168 or higher|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server/Desktop 12||22.214.171.124 or higher|
|Ubuntu 14.04||126.96.36.199 or higher|
|Ubuntu 16.04||188.8.131.52 or higher|
|Oracle Solaris 10||184.108.40.206 or higher|
|Oracle Solaris 11||220.127.116.11 or higher|
Clients can be downloaded from IBM's FTP/HTTP download site:
The site can be difficult to navigate because the latest release of a client may be in the maintenance or the patch tree. Maintenance releases typically end in zero and are named like 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124. Patch or point releases end in something other than zero and are named like 126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52.
Maintenance releases can be found under this path:
Patch releases can be found under this path:
If the latest client was 184.108.40.206 than you'll find it under the maintenance section. If the latest client is 220.127.116.11 then you'll find it under patches.