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    Yeah it gives me how much will be copied. That...

    Yeah it gives me how much will be copied. That would work, but many times I am looking for the difference WHILE the backup storage pool is running. In that instance I can't use the preview and so I...
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    Yeah but the work of pulling by every file space...

    Yeah but the work of pulling by every file space for every SAP DB is tedious. Was hoping there was some way to extract from the copypool that certain data is from a specific storage pool.
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    Onsite vs Offsite Report

    OK I have an issue. Where I currently work the previous admins setup TSM so all storage pools use the same copypool. My problem is that they have checks that look to see when each storage pool last...
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    You would set the storage agent as the TCPSERVER...

    You would set the storage agent as the TCPSERVER ADDRESS in the dsm.opt/dsm.sys file for A and B. I've used it a couple times and you can find write up of the process here.
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  5. Your select can't use the %1 it has to use $1....

    Your select can't use the %1 it has to use $1. You can try %$1 but variable substitution in a select has to use the $ symbol. I would make it a TSM server script instead of a macro. A macro would use...
  6. Is there a CASE statement that could be added to...

    Is there a CASE statement that could be added to exclude any records where the bytes=0 or elapsed time is 0? I just ran into this TCP error again when running a select that had one of the records...
  7. Thread: DB2 CLPPlus

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    DB2 CLPPlus

    Anyone used CLPPlus with TSM's DB2 instance?

    It looks nice and I'd like a little more info on it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnpDMvobUmE&list=UUN07ftv_BwKz9ao8qKqwz0g
  8. When I eliminated the REPORTING_MB table it...

    When I eliminated the REPORTING_MB table it worked fine also. So weird. Also changing to a larger decimal value did work. Very weird!
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    You need to look at each client schedule and...

    You need to look at each client schedule and check what the DURATION is set for. DURATION is the start window, so if the DURATION is set to 12 then the clients have 12 hours from the scheduled start...
  10. Admins sometimes tend to complicate things more...

    Admins sometimes tend to complicate things more than they need to, why would you want to run them under different node names? Just create alternate management classes that meet the required retention...
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    I used DD replication and tested it multiple...

    I used DD replication and tested it multiple times. In most cases the DD data was fine and we did not experience any issues. Just remember no backup/replication process is fool proof. TSM is happy to...
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    Pending means the schedule is still within the...

    Pending means the schedule is still within the start window but has not started. How long is the start window and when does the status report run? If it runs during the scheduled start window then...
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    The node name is tagged to summary messages in...

    The node name is tagged to summary messages in the actlog, so unless the messages you are trying to find are backup/archive summary messages then you wont find any information. Just searching the...
  14. Select statement causes TSM to return a TCP/IP connection failure

    Anyone seen this before? I am running TSM v6.2.5.3 and when I try to run the following select I immediately get a TCP/IP error.

    select cast((STGPOOL_NAME)as char(20))as STGPOOL_NAME,...
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    Yeah I wondered that when I was brought in, but...

    Yeah I wondered that when I was brought in, but some companies do things on a pace slower than most of use would prefer. The problem arises when you go to IBM support and they tell you..."You need to...
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    Why put 5.5 on the server to do the upgrade? I...

    Why put 5.5 on the server to do the upgrade? I would suggest a Network based upgrade. If your connections are fast you can upgrade within a decent timeframe. If you choose to install 5.5 then restore...
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    SAP Backup Slow

    I just moved an SAP TDP LAN-Free backup from a TSM 5.5 server to a TSM 6.2.4 server and the backup has gone from 300MBs to less than half that. The slow down seems to have occurred before the move...
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    You can migrate the data to another pool or use...

    You can migrate the data to another pool or use the move data/move nodedata command to move the data to other media.
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    EMC explicity states NO compression should be...

    EMC explicity states NO compression should be used on data before it is sent to the Data Domain. It plays havoc with your block level analysis and will defeat the purpose of the DD since it cannot...
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    You could do an image backup, then when restores...

    You could do an image backup, then when restores are needed restore the image to a file and then extract the file using software that reads image files and will let you traverse it and fine the file...
  21. Thread: Delete Tape

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    So the process is not moving? What happens if you...

    So the process is not moving? What happens if you try to cancel the process. Does it hang out there forever?
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    Gather all includes and excludes

    Anyone have experience gathering specific include/excludes from each node and compiling it into a list? Trying to pull specifics out of the DB is impossible, so what are the other options when a...
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    Yeah I figured that when I couldn't get a search...

    Yeah I figured that when I couldn't get a search result from GOOGLE when searching DB2 MEAN FUNCTION. Thanks for confirming it.
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    TSM V6 SQL Select Question

    I am converting a script from TSM 5.5 to TSM 6.2 and it appears TSM v6 does not like the MEAN function. The following select works on TSM v5 but not 6. Is there something I need to modify to get it...
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    Write errors don't reset, and if the audit finds...

    Write errors don't reset, and if the audit finds no bad data then the write error was more than likely drive related and not tape. You can ignore the write error and continue to use it.
  26. It comes down to settings used for the DSMI...

    It comes down to settings used for the DSMI environmental variables. You either would need to change the DSMI_CONFIG value to point to another opt or run each backup as a different Linux user with...
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    If you want it by backup session then the...

    If you want it by backup session then the following works on both versions. I tested these on TSM 5 & TSM 6

    By Date
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    SELECT ENTITY as NODE_NAME, DATE(START_TIME) as DATE,...
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    You need to download the base 6.3 from passport...

    You need to download the base 6.3 from passport to get the 6.3 license files. With any TSM upgrade or install you always need to install the base filesets then install the sublevel updates.
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    Not sure what you mean by mixed the copy for the...

    Not sure what you mean by mixed the copy for the tapes of two months. What process are you talking about? Do you mean the backup to the copypool?
  30. To be honest I have never tried to do a ODBC...

    To be honest I have never tried to do a ODBC connection since going to TSM 6.x. I prefer to dump my data to a comma-delimited file then import it.
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    Might be easier to upgrade TSM on the old server...

    Might be easier to upgrade TSM on the old server to 6.3.3 then import the VG's on the new hardware. Restoring a DB can be a real pain, and if hostname and IP's are being migrated....
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    The only way you could turn backups into archives...

    The only way you could turn backups into archives would be to perform PIT backupsets and to be honest that is just a pain to deal with. Be warned data be archived as you are asking will make TSM...
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    More than likely you have drive compression...

    More than likely you have drive compression activated in the devclass used for the copypool so what will happen is that TSM will "rehydrate" the data to tape and then the tape drive will compress the...
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    Hmmm....never tried it. I guess you could, but...

    Hmmm....never tried it. I guess you could, but whether IBM allows it is interesting. I would think they do since the script processing is quite dumb. Let us know if you try it?
  35. Why are they saying they can only take a 2hr...

    Why are they saying they can only take a 2hr outage? That's absurd. If a company relies that heavily on the TSM environment they are in big trouble. They need to allow for common maintenance and...
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    You might want to use the ALIASHALT server...

    You might want to use the ALIASHALT server option. I would never want to have HALT in a script.

    Just make sure you use the CHECKALIASHALT when running the admin command line function.
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    Can't without a serious issue or change ticket....

    Can't without a serious issue or change ticket. The TSM server was allowed to grow to 400GB (before I got here) and its not one we like to mess with until I can move the clients to a new 6.2 server.
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    ANR2228W - Lock Conflict

    I am trying to delete a disk volume that is corrupt (it's offline in TSM and already removed from the server on the OS side). The problem is that when we run a delete volume command we get the...
  39. Dedupe works well on many DB's, I've seen 3:1 and...

    Dedupe works well on many DB's, I've seen 3:1 and as high as 8:1. It all depending on the DB data type and make sure you DO NOT use compression on the backup, it will cause untold problems with...
  40. Sounds like you either need additional frames or...

    Sounds like you either need additional frames or need to switch to a disk based dedupe solution.
  41. You might want to convert the scheduled backup to...

    You might want to convert the scheduled backup to a scheduled command script to allow for some FS availability checking before it executes the backup of a particular GPFS.
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    There are multiple tools available. I have a list...

    There are multiple tools available. I have a list on my website, and I'm sure you've seen the ads here on ADSM.org. Everyone I've seen does reporting to a greater or lesser degree, it depends on what...
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    Unless TSM has domain rights it wont be able to...

    Unless TSM has domain rights it wont be able to see those mapped drives or any drive with DOMAIN level permissions unless granted through AD.
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    The recommended setup is to use the FILE...

    The recommended setup is to use the FILE devclass. I'd rather have one lost 100GB file than a whole storage pool become corrupted due to write issues depending on how you setup your diskpools.
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    Yep Moon-Buddy is correct, an audit works better.

    Yep Moon-Buddy is correct, an audit works better.
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