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  1. You might want to check out this option:...

    You might want to check out this option: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tsminfo/v7r1/topic/com.ibm.itsm.client.doc/r_opt_vm_vstor_transport.html.

    Note this line:

    If you do not specify a...
  2. Thread: Extend dbspace

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    Your call if you want to check with IBM. I've...

    Your call if you want to check with IBM. I've done the process with the server running before, but it's probably not a bad idea to stop as much server activity as possible as it does move the...
  3. Thread: Extend dbspace

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    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1...

    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IC78489

    After an extend, you should do a rebalance/reduce to actually use the newly defined space. These operations can be completed with the...
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    IBM is usually pretty good about adding support...

    IBM is usually pretty good about adding support for operating system releases, although I'm not sure what the official policy/criteria is.

    I just tried to install TSM 7.1 on RHEL 7.0 and it does...
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    Ah, okay, then you might be okay with the log as...

    Ah, okay, then you might be okay with the log as is. Good luck and have a nice weekend.
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    Yikes, that's kind of a small active log... ...

    Yikes, that's kind of a small active log...

    There's some selects for checking in on reorg here: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21590928

    I would expect the BACKUP_OBJECTS and...
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    OK - hopefully TSM is long passed that bug now! ...

    OK - hopefully TSM is long passed that bug now! Good advice to make the active log as large as possible nonetheless.
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    I agree - you're going to have to pay attention...

    I agree - you're going to have to pay attention to online reorgs after the deletions take place. Reorg processing will have more work to do to squeeze the newly deleted records out of the...
  9. ...or maybe recycle TSM since it clearly doesn't...

    ...or maybe recycle TSM since it clearly doesn't agree with the reality of the tape/mount....or maybe DD isn't properly telling you what is happening.
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    I'd basically follow the DR recovery procedures...

    I'd basically follow the DR recovery procedures here:

    Starting at Step 9: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tsminfo/v7r1/topic/com.ibm.itsm.srv.doc/t_scen_srv_recover.html

    So...
    * Stop...
  11. Congratulations ! :D Your blog entry link...

    Congratulations ! :D

    Your blog entry link doesn't seem to work for some reason.
  12. This is probably the cause, but changing the...

    This is probably the cause, but changing the password should have no impact on DB2/TSM - I've done it a bunch of times with no side effects. As far as I know, the user password is not stored within...
  13. I think you should open a ticket with IBM...

    I think you should open a ticket with IBM...
  14. Well, I'm not much of a Windows person, and I...

    Well, I'm not much of a Windows person, and I haven't used 5.5 in many years, but I assume the problem is that you are starting dsmserv from \TSM\server\ but the files it needs to read are in...
  15. What is the full command that you're running? ...

    What is the full command that you're running? Where are you running it from? Where is the .dsk file located? Are the permissions on the file appropriate?
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    Assuming the primary storage pool really is DISK,...

    Assuming the primary storage pool really is DISK, and not FILE, then yes.



    It doesn't really matter what the volume name is. It does not "change automatically".



    You can define the...
  17. I think what you're trying to say is that your...

    I think what you're trying to say is that your tapes have reclaimable space available...meaning you should run space reclamation to try and combine the remaining data on two or more tapes on a single...
  18. The active log is a fixed size on the filesystem....

    The active log is a fixed size on the filesystem. If you defined it to be 105GB, then it's always going to use 105GB of space on that filesystem. You monitor the actual usage of the fixed active...
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    So the DB is like 50GB and it takes 2 hours to...

    So the DB is like 50GB and it takes 2 hours to backup to LTO3 tape. That's pretty darn slow. It's likely either a disk read problem, or a tape write problem.

    Why don't you collect some...
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    The log is probably pinned by the database backup...

    The log is probably pinned by the database backup operation.

    Have you checked the cache hit ratio? Do you need to change the bufpoolsiz? How big is this database in terms of GB? What type of...
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    Why can't you install the newer code on the new...

    Why can't you install the newer code on the new hardware and restore the "older" database? As long as the backup was generated with 6.3, I would think it should be fine. I've seen schema...
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    Hi, It looks like the select itself runs, but...

    Hi,

    It looks like the select itself runs, but the problem is that the bytes_processed column doesn't really seem to report anything for reclamation.

    tsm: SERVER>select * from processes

    ...
  23. These are always difficult questions to answer...

    These are always difficult questions to answer because there are so many variables. My opinion is that you should test it out on the disk that you have and see if it works well in your...
  24. Thread: Tealeaf files

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    Not quite sure what these "tealeaf" files are,...

    Not quite sure what these "tealeaf" files are, but I assume the problem is that they're always open/changing. You could consider taking a "fuzzy" backup (dynamic/shared dynamic)...but depending on...
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    I think you should make sure you know which...

    I think you should make sure you know which dsmserv.opt is being used, and make sure that options file is pointing to the right volhist and devconfig.

    You might want to show us the devconfig and...
  26. Hi, In general, most processes should not be...

    Hi,

    In general, most processes should not be run at the same time - but realistically that isn't easy to do. The wheel of life documented in the PDF here is a good place to start reviewing:
    ...
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    Well, I assume you're doing this for testing...

    Well, I assume you're doing this for testing purposes and not for production purposes. I'm pretty sure ESXi itself is free, and VMware gives you a vCenter for 30 days for free (trial) - which would...
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    What is your goal? Why do you need to backup the...

    What is your goal? Why do you need to backup the whole server, instead of just the vm's themselves? Taking a traditional TSM file level incremental backup of the ESXi server would be terribly...
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    No, there is no "ESXi TSM Client".

    No, there is no "ESXi TSM Client".
  30. No problem - good luck! Please update with the...

    No problem - good luck! Please update with the results once you have them.
  31. Hi, I loaded a SLES VM with these specifics: ...

    Hi,

    I loaded a SLES VM with these specifics:

    sles11sp3:~/lin_tape # uname -a
    Linux sles11sp3 3.0.76-0.11-default #1 SMP Fri Jun 14 08:21:43 UTC 2013 (ccab990) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    ...
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    That's probably more work than is need. Stand up...

    That's probably more work than is need. Stand up your OS6 machine with TSM 6.3.3, restore db a backup from the OS5 machine, attach the storage and make sure everything works, and then upgrade to 7.1
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    Agreed - no reason why it wouldn't work on 5.9,...

    Agreed - no reason why it wouldn't work on 5.9, but it isn't tested/supported....of course, neither is CentOS.
  34. Before reinstalling anything, you should go to...

    Before reinstalling anything, you should go to fixcentral and download the ITDT utility. You can use this utility to see if you can open /dev/IBMchanger0. You might also want to take a look at the...
  35. Sure, if the hardware is compatible, why not? ...

    Sure, if the hardware is compatible, why not?



    This talks about V5 to V6.3:
    http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tsminfo/v6r3/topic/com.ibm.itsm.srv.upgrd.doc/t_srv_upgrd.html



    Yes, this is...
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    I haven't played around with OpsCenter too much...

    I haven't played around with OpsCenter too much yet, but my understanding is that it isn't (yet) a full replacement for AdminCenter.

    Seems like 6.3.4.300 AdminCenter does work against a 7.1 server...
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    ^^^ Requires 6.3.4 server. -rgg

    ^^^ Requires 6.3.4 server.

    -rgg
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    Sounds like you want Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli...

    Sounds like you want Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBPqHUlw3pM
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    You can do offline DB2 reorgs, but that's another...

    You can do offline DB2 reorgs, but that's another topic entirely. Hopefully you'll never get to a point of needing that :redface:

    The TSM options just enable a window in which reorgs can occur. ...
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    Between this thread and your "timing differences"...

    Between this thread and your "timing differences" thread, you've got some pretty interesting results. Thanks for posting.

    My only suspicion is that perhaps it has something to do with enabling...
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    That's a good question. All that I can tell you...

    That's a good question. All that I can tell you for sure is don't run it during a BACKUP DB. The db backup tries to pause/cancel reorgs, and may or may not have luck in doing so (which can cause...
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    From a TSM server database storage perspective,...

    From a TSM server database storage perspective, it shouldn't be too much since I *think* images are usually stored as a single object within TSM. The concern would probably be more from the storage...
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    Glad that helped! Cheers.

    Glad that helped!

    Cheers.
  44. Don't forget this applies to V6.1 too.

    Don't forget this applies to V6.1 too.
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    I've never seen the TSM Console Manager, but I...

    I've never seen the TSM Console Manager, but I assume these are TSM database backup "filespaces". Maybe sym6 isn't properly expiring old database backups (del volhist)?
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