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2001628 - Backup Server Error:Tivoli Storage Manager environment variable 'DSMI_DIR' is not set - SAP ASE


  • Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) option license is enabled on ASE.
  • Configure ASE database backup using TSM client.
  • Error below will be reported in the backup server errorlog:

Backup Server: Archive API error for device='syb_tsm::obj1.1::000':
Vendor application name=Sybase-TSM API, Library version=2, API routine=syb_open(), 
Message=Tivoli Storage Manager environment variable 'DSMI_DIR' is not set



  • SAP/Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE)
  • SAP/Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) Cluster Edition
  • TSM Server


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 ; SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0 ; Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.5 ; Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise Cluster Edition 15.5


DSMI_LOG, DSMI_CONFIG, DSMI_LIB, syb_tsm, backupserver , KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , BC-DB-SYB , Business Suite on Adaptive Server Enterprise , BC-SYB-ASE-CE , ASE Cluster Edition (Standalone) , Problem

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