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  1. Yes, you check the tapes back in with...

    Yes, you check the tapes back in with status=scratch

    As for knowing which tapes are to be returned, just do a 'q drm' on a regular basis. When you reach the threshold (reuse delay and DB retention...
  2. Are you using DRM? If you are, a 'q drm'...

    Are you using DRM?

    If you are, a 'q drm' should show which tapes are active offsite tapes.Also, q volhist will show you which tapes are relatively active.

    If the tapes does not return anything...
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    The technology behind VM backup is base on image...

    The technology behind VM backup is base on image snapshots in which TSM relies on VM Ware provided APIs. There is no time that the VM is offline for this.
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    My understanding is that this will not work. ...

    My understanding is that this will not work.

    SAP installs have unique keys that is hardware dependent - even if the target is of the same hardware.
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    Why have you checked in as PRIVATE? Have you...

    Why have you checked in as PRIVATE? Have you tried checking in as SCRATCH and start using the tapes?
  6. It is up now

    It is up now
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    Are you running Windows for the TSM server? If...

    Are you running Windows for the TSM server?

    If you want to automate the re-assignment of the volumes, create a script:

    @echo off

    for /F %%i in (volume_lst.txt) do (
    dsmadmc -noc...
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    See this link...

    See this link
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    To define a bunch of tapes in the Data Domain,...

    To define a bunch of tapes in the Data Domain, run this command form the CLI:

    vtl tape add <start_volume_id> capacity <capacity_in_GB> count <number_of_tapes_to_create> pool <Tape_pool_for_this>
    ...
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    If you have been using VTL on the DD device, the...

    If you have been using VTL on the DD device, the definition of the stgpool on the TSM side is the same as when you are using real tapes.

    You first have to define a devclass that is sequential...
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    On the DD side, were all of the tapes assigned...

    On the DD side, were all of the tapes assigned (checked in) to the library?

    I do this a lot and after the VTL tapes have been "checked in" to the library on the DD side, I run the checkin command...
  12. If the Linux TSM server does not have anything on...

    If the Linux TSM server does not have anything on its DB (like after a format), then a restore can be done right away. If not, you need to 'clean' it up first.
  13. Why are you moving to Linux given that you will...

    Why are you moving to Linux given that you will be using the same server to do so? Why not stay as is?

    In any regards, the procedure sounds fine except for (10). Why do you have to restore the...
  14. The safe you will need depends on the...

    The safe you will need depends on the environment. If the area is high risk, you will need fire ratings well up to 3 hours and beyond. Further, the safe should also be waterproof. This is will be an...
  15. Look at the actlog for details - look for any...

    Look at the actlog for details - look for any information on the volumes that reclamation closed on.
  16. Is the reclamation duration timed? Backup jobs...

    Is the reclamation duration timed? Backup jobs running at the same time?
  17. How I wish I am still using IBM storage - missed...

    How I wish I am still using IBM storage - missed it!
  18. I am guessing you checked the path to the...

    I am guessing you checked the path to the libraries.

    One other thing you can do is search for a newer version. SLES 12 for IBM Power is out in SUSE's website. Normally, later versions are downward...
  19. What version of libaio is the system looking for?...

    What version of libaio is the system looking for? Go to SUSE's website.
  20. Number 2 is the AIO (Asynchronous I/O) library...

    Number 2 is the AIO (Asynchronous I/O) library file. SUSE should have this for POWER systems. What version?

    The last time I did a SUSE install, I just Googled for it.
  21. On the DD990, check: 1. if the NFS is...

    On the DD990, check:

    1. if the NFS is enabled: nfs status.
    2. If not, enable it: nfs enable.
    3. If it was enabled or not enabled, check if you had defined the clients that will access the...
  22. Zone? You don't zone NFS mounts. Zoning is for...

    Zone? You don't zone NFS mounts. Zoning is for SAN disks. NFS uses IP. On the DD990, the NFS filesystem is exported as NFS which is what your TSM server will mount as NFS.

    Restoring to Linux from...
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    In the so many times I moved tapes from Library...

    In the so many times I moved tapes from Library to Library, I had no issues running audit and getting successful results all the time.

    Here is what I can suggest that you do:

    1. let IBM replace...
  24. This is relatively easy to do: 1. Make sure...

    This is relatively easy to do:

    1. Make sure the DD990 has the necessary NFS setup so the TSM server can mount a share from it
    2. Mount a share on the TSM server (OS side) from the DD990
    3. On...
  25. Where are you running the command from? on the...

    Where are you running the command from? on the TSM server? is TSMDEV the TSM server or the node? when you run 'q filespace TSMDEV' do you see FSID 3?
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    DB growth depends on a lot of factors: 1....

    DB growth depends on a lot of factors:

    1. Backing up millions of files? The more files the bigger the DB gets.
    2. Retention period - the longer, the larger your DB will be.

    I am not sure if...
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    Try a delete, then redefine. Also, see if VTL...

    Try a delete, then redefine.

    Also, see if VTL service on the DD is running BEFORE you delete. May save you some time.
  28. Do you have the right authority levels? See...

    Do you have the right authority levels?

    See 'help grant authority'
  29. I always question the logic of backing up LOG...

    I always question the logic of backing up LOG files - what for? is always the question to answer.

    Unless this is used for forensics or some other security or legal matter, I am not backing up log...
  30. Set the authority for system admins over the...

    Set the authority for system admins over the nodes they need to manage. When they log in through TSM Manager, this authority follows. See 'help grant authority'.
  31. Why do you have to check in all of the scratch...

    Why do you have to check in all of the scratch tapes? You check in what you need.

    If your system is setup correctly, data from the nodes will be stored on the online tape pool and copied to the...
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    Is this reclamation for the online or offsite...

    Is this reclamation for the online or offsite tape pool? Have you moved online tapes to offsite through the 'update volume' command? Any damaged/destroyed/unavailable tapes on the online tape pool?
  33. Port 1581 not 1580

    Port 1581 not 1580
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    You need to do both: create the volume first then...

    You need to do both: create the volume first then extend the DB.
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    As you said - unsupported but it works. Try...

    As you said - unsupported but it works.

    Try to update ASAP.
  36. Can you access the node via web browser? If you...

    Can you access the node via web browser? If you can, look under Restore to see if the directory is there. If it is there, it is being backed up.
  37. Look if the space usage is changing on SITE B...

    Look if the space usage is changing on SITE B when doing a DB backup. Or, look at the network traffic when the DB backup is running.
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    There is a performance gain when the database...

    There is a performance gain when the database volumes are equal in size and spread out evenly. I suggest balancing it out.

    As for a DR site, the total size of the volumes can be less provided that...
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    I have a DB at 550 GB and no issues. The...

    I have a DB at 550 GB and no issues.

    The problem is that your DB is located at volumes NOT equal in sizes. I suggest, doing a full DB backup. shutdown the TSM instance, rework the DB directories...
  40. What is the status of the file that TSM reports...

    What is the status of the file that TSM reports as FAILED (File not Found) WHEN the backup is running - is the file being accessed? or, currently been written to disk?
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    Run an audit of the library. Eject the tapes...

    Run an audit of the library.

    Eject the tapes using the library's interface and not through TSM.
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    If you used RMAN since 2008, the Oracle DBAs has...

    If you used RMAN since 2008, the Oracle DBAs has control of expiration. Ask them to expire backup data before 2014. This is part of the RMAN policy configuration.
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    I am not sure if this works. Give it a try since...

    I am not sure if this works. Give it a try since you can test the outcome right away.

    Open TSM Reporting MMC:

    Tivoli Storage Manager --(right click)--> TSM Operational Reporting ---> (click...
  44. Check if expiration and reclamation is running.

    Check if expiration and reclamation is running.
  45. If the volume is not in the library, you have to...

    If the volume is not in the library, you have to check them in.

    But, how come the tape is not in the library? By default, no tapes that is part of the online pool should be outside the library.
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