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  1. Thread: Extend dbspace

    by rowl
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    From what I have read there isn't anything you...

    From what I have read there isn't anything you need to do to make this work, so I would be very curious if you discover otherwise. Did you use the reclaimstorage option when you did the extend...
  2. Migrating from Dedup to non-Dedup storage pool

    I am wondering if I am missing something simple, or if I am attempting to do the impossible here. I have a storage pool for a data set where I no longer want to use TSM deduplication. I created a new...
  3. Are you connecting the disk back to the original...

    Are you connecting the disk back to the original VM or to a different one? I seem to recall reading about a problem trying to mount a snapshot of a dynamic disk back to the original owner.
    -Rowl
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    VMWare tools version dependency

    I am getting mixed messages on the version of VMWare Tools that needs to be installed in each guest. In looking over the error log from last night I see two messages indicating the VMWare tools are...
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    Dealing with VM UUID changes

    I just encountered this message and was wondering what the definitive best way is to deal with this.

    ERROR ANS1715E A filespace already exists for VM (vm001), but with a different VM uuid...
  6. TiborB, I am curious what the goal of that...

    TiborB,

    I am curious what the goal of that copy pool scheme is, what is it that you are trying to accomplish? As mentioned above, you may want to have an active data pool instead of a copy pool...
  7. If you run a q cont on volumes that...

    If you run a q cont <volume_name> on volumes that have large files on them you will see the segments that make up the large files spread across multiple volumes. TSM will write as to a volume till is...
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    TSM works very well with FILE devices, really...

    TSM works very well with FILE devices, really eliminating the need to emulate tape with a VTL. I have used nfs NAS or direct attached fibre channel, or even JBOD storage for backups and it has worked...
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    I have been working on a similar issue. One thing...

    I have been working on a similar issue. One thing I discovered is that some tablespace reorgs can take a very, very long time. I am currently monitoring a BACKUP_OBJECTS table that started on...
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    Understanding Expiration

    I see something curious that I don't quite understand and was hoping someone could shed some light on this.

    For Windows clients I typically see something like this logged for each node
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    TSM 7.1 Install Wizard problem

    I am trying to install TSM on a Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise server. When process gets to the point where db2icrt is run it errors out with the following

    Tue Dec 17 09:49:48 CST 2013...
  12. One possibility is volume image backups, but that...

    One possibility is volume image backups, but that depends on a number of factors. Can be a pain if you need to provide file level recovery, but if your goal is to backup/restore the entire volume in...
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    I see this post is several years old, but now...

    I see this post is several years old, but now that some time as passed I am curious if anyone has done this and what their experience has been. I have an environment that is going to be 99% virtual...
  14. Well we found the problem. There was a script...

    Well we found the problem. There was a script running to monitor the storage subsystem that was writing to a raw disk device. It appears that when the server was rebooted the devices were discovered...
  15. In talking to some folks from Tivoli it sounds...

    In talking to some folks from Tivoli it sounds like the default is to not dedup without backup as more of a liability than technical issue. Just in case something went wrong. I have not used TSM...
  16. Linux file system corruption with TSM Server File systems

    I have a mystery and wondering if anyone has run into anything like this. We use Redhat for TSM 5.5 or SLES for our TSM 6.3 servers. Veritas Foundation Suite is used for the TSM db and log file...
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    Another option that may be worth a look is the...

    Another option that may be worth a look is the VMWare Data Protection Advanced solution from VMWare. It is essentially EMC Avamar rolled into the product at a reduced cost. It works with Data Domain...
  18. Still trying to wrap my mind around this...

    Still trying to wrap my mind around this architecture. So I am assuming you had to setup multiple TSM4VE vCenterBackup Servers and collections of Data Movers in a single ESX vCenter to accomplish...
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    I know this is an old question, but I may have...

    I know this is an old question, but I may have run into the same thing. I was testing TSM for VE in our test environment and got my hand slapped fro crashing an Oracle cluster. Apparently there is...
  20. Thanks for the feedback. One of the mandates I...

    Thanks for the feedback. One of the mandates I have been given is to eliminate any in-guest clients. I have reservations about that, but it is what it is. The 300 nodes / TSM server is a bit...
  21. Evaluating Virtual Environment Backup Solution

    I am looking for a solution to backup virtual machines. This solution needs to be able to scale to at least 10,000 guests in the short term and up to 20% annual growth. Ideally this solution should...
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    I thought of the audit volume approach, but that...

    I thought of the audit volume approach, but that would take a very long time due to the number of volumes > 10,000. As for the goal, I want to quickly identify which volumes the TSM DB has a record...
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    Audit of file device storage pool ?

    I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to do the equivelent of an audit library or reconcile volumes type command for a storage pool made up of file devices that are not remote devices or in a...
  24. You might try to define a DIRPOOL on the new...

    You might try to define a DIRPOOL on the new server with no storage associated with it. Make DIRPOOL read only with a NextSTG set to primary pool where you want this data to land. I think that will...
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    Is the data in your primary pool deduplicated...

    Is the data in your primary pool deduplicated before it is backed up to copy pool? My first thought is that TSM has to reduplicate the data before sending it to tape. That would generate a lot of I/O...
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    I am curious if there is a way to do this as...

    I am curious if there is a way to do this as well. If I understand the question, it is the same issue I have been asked to investigate. User requests mydoc.doc to be restored. When did we back that...
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    I will have to look into that. I do know that...

    I will have to look into that. I do know that running a full backup doesn't help this situation, that was the first thing we tried.
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    Remote client backup tuning

    I have a number of clients, servers at various remote locations across the country. All of these are file servers, no databases, to email. They vary from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008, all are running...
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    Well we didn't actually upgrade directly from 5.5...

    Well we didn't actually upgrade directly from 5.5 to 6.3.3. We built new 6.3.1 servers and through a combination of exporting nodes or just defining nodes on the new servers and aging out their old...
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    Expiration Processing Question

    Since our move to TSM 6.3.3 from 5.5 I have noticed that expire inventory is expiring an very large number of objects on a daily basis. For example,

    ANR0987I Process 24 for EXPIRE INVENTORY...
  31. TSM for Virtual Environments, or something else?

    I finally have time to start looking into solutions for backing up our virtual environmnet. There are two products on the floor today that both offier solutions that leverage the vStorageAPI for...
  32. Make sure that the disk pool doesn't have a...

    Make sure that the disk pool doesn't have a maximum file size limit set that could force large files to go to the next pool.
    Maximum Size Threshold: No Limit

    I have run into this problem as well,...
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    Would disk replication combined with snapshots be...

    Would disk replication combined with snapshots be a possibility? I have done that before in a NAS environment, replicate to another array and take daily snapshots on the replica. I know this is...
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    Odd ANR1330E issue

    Yesterday I noticed that several reclaim jobs had failed. In looking into this I found some ANR1330E messages, tracked down the volume, ran an audit, found a damaged file which was deleted, and...
  35. Thread: Media Wait

    by rowl
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    Glad I could help. I am no SQL expert, but I...

    Glad I could help. I am no SQL expert, but I generally can mock up a query to get what I need. I learned a lot from http://www.lascon.co.uk/tsm-sql-queries.php.

    -Rowl
  36. Thread: Media Wait

    by rowl
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    Not an elegent solution, but I think this will...

    Not an elegent solution, but I think this will get you what you want....

    select MEDIAW from summary where entity='NODE_NAME'
  37. Poll: Just in the final phases of upgrading an...

    Just in the final phases of upgrading an environment from TSM 5.5 to TSM 6.3. We had a mix of AIX and RH Linux, now we are using only SuSE Linux. While several of us would prefer to use AIX, that...
  38. This sounds like a problem I had to deal with a...

    This sounds like a problem I had to deal with a few years back. Same thing, legal hold for Exchange backups for the court case that never ended. I had ProtecTIER VTL and not Data Domain, but it was...
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    How much redundancy are you required to have to...

    How much redundancy are you required to have to meet your business requirments? This seems like a tripple failure scenario. (1) Lost data on server (2) can't restore because primary copy is bad (3)...
  40. Thread: TSM for VE

    by rowl
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    Are all of the VMs running hardware version 7? If...

    Are all of the VMs running hardware version 7? If I remember right that was required for CBT.
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    DB2 on AIX - Backup with Avamar

    I know there is an agent to allow one to backup DB2 on AIX with Avamar, but does anyone use it? My mandate is to get all DB backups out of TSM, eliminate virtual tape and LAN free backups (physical...
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    file device name behavior

    I was asked a couple questions by management yesterday and I wasn't sure how to reply to these. Thought maybe someone here would have some insights. These are in regards to using devclass=FILE.

    1)...
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    Isilon NDMP backup with TSM

    We are going to start a POC with Isilon storage and I was wondering if anyone has experience with NDMP backups using TSM 6.3 for this platform they would be willing to share. One twist I have to deal...
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    You might want to check out...

    You might want to check out http://www.lascon.co.uk/tsm-sql-queries.php for some good examples. I have found that site very helpful for getting info out of TSM.

    -Rowl
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    Unless these are very lightly used TSM instances...

    Unless these are very lightly used TSM instances I don't think you have enough disk drives for 5 instances of TSM 6.3. I would agree with moon-buddy for the most part. I suggest going with the...
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