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  1. Well, so far, we've "seen" the issue on Windows...

    Well, so far, we've "seen" the issue on Windows R2 servers running agent 6.3.3 and 6.3.4 on TSM Server 6.3.3 and 6.3.4...

    Latest news today do, is IBM giving us the : "well, technically, TSM is...
  2. Well, a ticket was opened at IBM and they are...

    Well, a ticket was opened at IBM and they are able to reproduce the issue. IBM acknowledges the issue and will be releasing a APAR. So head's up you guys on here. You just may have the same issue...
  3. Problem restoring windows "shortcut" files (lnk) and the target

    Hi guys. I am seeing an issue on a Windows 2008 r2 server where, i have shortcut files (lnk) in different folders that point to a target in another.

    For example,

    c:\folder\folderA\a.lnk...
  4. We did also have a presentation of Commvault's...

    We did also have a presentation of Commvault's solution and i must say it looked pretty interesting. Pricing, at least for us was pretty on par with what IBM charges for TSM...The difference being...
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    /home/array/ I think you are missing the /...

    /home/array/

    I think you are missing the / at the end.


    Back up all files in the /home directory and all its subdirectories.
    dsmc incremental /home/ -subdir=yes See Subdir for more...
  6. Oh, Good point! :) That actually could be it......

    Oh, Good point! :) That actually could be it...

    Mvbatman, could you clarify? Also, what version of TSM are we talking about? Do you have a TSM server in your DR site?
  7. You could define certain scratch tapes to be...

    You could define certain scratch tapes to be "assigned" to the Storage Pool that your "Database backup" belongs too...

    What i do here, is create a Storage Pool for specific usages...For example,...
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    Data is still on that tape, that is not an issue....

    Data is still on that tape, that is not an issue. You just need to check that tape in by reading its label, not scanning it. That way, it will read the label written on the tape (B00532) and not...
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    Hey Mikeymac. Don't know if you've had answers...

    Hey Mikeymac.

    Don't know if you've had answers to your questions from somewhere else, but i'd be interested in your thoughts on Commvault. We are looking into a possible replacement as well and...
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    I've removed everything that was cron scheduled...

    I've removed everything that was cron scheduled related for backups...

    All rman "archive" backups are scheduled and started by TSM. Some of them are running every 30mins. some hourly etc...
    ...
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    Reclaim needs to run to see any gains... Data...

    Reclaim needs to run to see any gains...

    Data deduplication in Tivoli Storage Manager is a two-phase process. In the first
    phase, the server identifies the duplicate data in the storage pool. As...
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    I had a TSM 5.5 server that we have been chugging...

    I had a TSM 5.5 server that we have been chugging along for the past 6 years...When it was time to move to 6, i built a new TSM 6.2 server (we actually built 2 after some design discussions) and...
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    You'll want to issue a "backup stgpool" of your...

    You'll want to issue a "backup stgpool" of your primary stgpool to your defined copy stgpool. Assuming your copy stgpool exists, you would issue a "backup stgpool My_PRIMARY_POOL MY_COPY_POOL" where...
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    Technically, L2 tapes are LTO2 tapes which are...

    Technically, L2 tapes are LTO2 tapes which are 200gb native tapes. They can be read by a LTO4 drive, but not written to...

    Did you glue L2 labels on LTO4 tapes? If so, what was the thinking...
  15. Thread: Reclamation %?

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    dsmadmc -id=abcd -password=xyz query stgpool...

    dsmadmc -id=abcd -password=xyz query stgpool YOURSTORAGEPOOLNAME f=d

    It is listed as "Reclamation Threshold". You could grep for it i guess.
  16. Same here. I had tons of LTO3 tapes that were...

    Same here. I had tons of LTO3 tapes that were readonly (from a migration to LTO4) and once they were emptied out returned to scratch after their delay. I had to "catch" them before since i did not...
  17. Thread: Reclamation %?

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    You would do a: dsmadmc -id=abcd -password=xyz...

    You would do a:

    dsmadmc -id=abcd -password=xyz update stgpool YOURSTORAGEPOOLNAME reclaim=60

    We try to keep it set to 60, but it is adjusted once in a while higher depending on the load of the...
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    Have you configured it? Once you install your...

    Have you configured it? Once you install your agent, you need to configure it and at the same time, it will authentify your node within your tsmserver.
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    query drive shows 6 of 10 or shows 10 drives with...

    query drive shows 6 of 10 or shows 10 drives with only 6 online?
    query path shows all 10 paths or only 6?

    AIX or Windows TSM server? Fiber drives on SAN switch? Port Online on switch?
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    Hi Wesd. I have a similar setup, running on...

    Hi Wesd.

    I have a similar setup, running on AIX 6. TSM 6.2.2 with 6gb of ram and 10gb of paging for one server and the other with 8gb of ram. We are in the process of migrating from a single TSM...
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    TSM 6.2 on AIX 6 tuning

    Hello all.

    I was wondering what most of you use as far as Tuning options on your TSM servers running AIX? I am running TSM 6.1.4 with TSM 6.2.2 installed. I am testing with a 4 CPU 8gb of RAM...
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    If it is same TSM installation (server/db), you...

    If it is same TSM installation (server/db), you could physically check in your LTO2 tapes into your new library and set access to read only for those tapes. Then issue move/reclaims to "migrate"...
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    Question though, doesn't an "image" backup lock...

    Question though, doesn't an "image" backup lock the filesystem? doesn't that cause a problem to your apps or users?
  24. Usually, you'd want to exclude the mountpoint...

    Usually, you'd want to exclude the mountpoint where your DB is located at the very least. What we have typically, is a mountpoint for our DB (/db01), /oraarch, /oraredo, /oraundo and /backup.

    I...
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    Well that is just fine then...I'm already ahead!...

    Well that is just fine then...I'm already ahead! :)

    I already am a SAN admin / TSM Admin (dedup and vtl included) / UNIX Admin...
  26. Why not use a new label? That way the library...

    Why not use a new label? That way the library will not complain it is the same tape...

    I remember using this site: http://tapelabels.librelogiciel.com/ to create labels for my cleaning a while...
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    PITDate Specifies that files that were active...

    PITDate
    Specifies that files that were active on the specified date and that
    are still stored on the Tivoli Storage Manager server are to be
    included in the backup set, even if they are...
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    Uses that date and time to set the active files...

    Uses that date and time to set the active files to backup. So whatever was active at pitdate/time is what will be backed up. But only "that" version.
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    I don't think that can be done, at least as far...

    I don't think that can be done, at least as far as i know... A backupset is a set of all "active" files at a specific moment.

    To checkin a tape used for a backupset, you check it in as a...
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    Query volume VOL# queries volumes that belong to...

    Query volume VOL# queries volumes that belong to storage pools which backupsets don't belong to. Query libvol will show you though that it is a backupset volume just like it would show you it is a...
  31. select...

    select backupset_name,node_name,date_time,retention,devclass,description from backupsets
    or
    query volhistory type=backupset

    If i am not mistaken, q libvol shows volumes that are IN the the...
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    You could, if possible, replace all your LTO2...

    You could, if possible, replace all your LTO2 drives by LTO4 drives. Then set all your LTO2 volume in ReadOnly mode. That way, your LTO4 drives could read your LTO2 volumes and migrate them to LTO4...
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    Our Operators do check ins (scratch or "restore"...

    Our Operators do check ins (scratch or "restore" tapes) and check outs, label new tapes when asked to and keep an eye out for server availability though we get paged anyway if server was to crash......
  34. Force dedupe on a remote stgpool used as a copypool?

    Hi Guys.

    I have 2 TSM servers, A and B both at 6.2. They are in different server rooms/buildings.

    I have server A configured with a Primary disk pool for daily backups, which are migrated to a...
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    2 instance of TSM server on same AIX box...

    Hi folks.

    I know i can run 2 instances of TSM on the same physical server but can i run 2 different version of TSM on the same box? I would guess that as long as my installation path, env path,...
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    You should through your Passport Advantage...

    You should through your Passport Advantage website...But i would guess it would be part of the "server install" download?? Not a standalone i think
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    Update... resetting through the set dbrecovery...

    Update...

    resetting through the set dbrecovery command indeed got rid of my "warning"...Thanks.
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    Well let's see then... :) if just issued a...

    Well let's see then... :)

    if just issued a "Set dbrecovery S2S_DEVCLASS_DBBACKUPREMOTE" on my server without any issues...
    Let's see how the next backup goes...

    Thanks.
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    Ed: Yes, i've removed my original devclass and...

    Ed: Yes, i've removed my original devclass and replaced it with a new one...If i could have just renamed it, i would have but that option is not available.

    Tony: So you think that if i just...
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    Getting a ANR4976W when backing up my DB?

    ANR4976W The device class S2S_DEVCLASS_DBBACKUPREMOTE is not the same as device class S2S_DEVCLASS_DBBACKUP defined for the serverbackup node $$_TSMDBMGR_$$

    I am getting this warning when backing...
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    Do you have an account for Passport Advantage? ...

    Do you have an account for Passport Advantage? You should be able to download your new TSM version with licensing from there...
  42. Thread: GUI for TSM

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    I've tried to work with the new ISC but it just...

    I've tried to work with the new ISC but it just won't do it for me. I've been working with TSMManager for a while now which i find to be much more intuitive and of course some CLI as well as i am...
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    Your backup stgpool will be fully hydrated...

    Your backup stgpool will be fully hydrated (reconstructed). Only your primary pool that is dedup enabled will stay deduped...

    I am messing around with dedup has well and find this annoying... :) ...
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    That is exactly the setup i did with my TSM DB...

    That is exactly the setup i did with my TSM DB backups process where i backup my "delhi" db onto Tokyo and viceversa (that is taken from the redbook). BUT, now that i want to setup bkp stgpools, i am...
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    So the NODE is the one defined within the...

    So the NODE is the one defined within the "server" definitions correct? So i would need to create as many "servers" with specific nodes for each domains then? (i have my domains as "os/application"...
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