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    This may not be the answer you want to hear. I...

    This may not be the answer you want to hear. I question the logic of putting SQL servers, and most especially clustered solutions, on any Virtual environment as this is problematic and has a tendency...
  2. Have you tried rebooting the clients?

    Have you tried rebooting the clients?
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    Is is not recommended to have Storage Agent...

    Is is not recommended to have Storage Agent running on the same server that TSM server is running on.

    You are better off bringing up a separate server, loading Storage Agent on it for LAN Free...
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    I don't believe anyone in this forum really knows...

    I don't believe anyone in this forum really knows how TSM writes data to tape. I haven't seen a document explaining how TSM does it.
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    Select statement for online and offsite tape...

    Select statement for online and offsite tape pools differ:

    ONLINE:

    select volume_name,status,pct_utilized from volumes where stgpool_name='<ONLINE_TAPE_POOL_NAME>' and...
  6. I have seen TSM do this - just sit there waiting,...

    I have seen TSM do this - just sit there waiting, and no entry in any log.
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    Full with low PCT UTIL value means that these...

    Full with low PCT UTIL value means that these tapes once used to have a high PCT UTIL value (possibly 100%) and marked by TSM as FULL since no more data can be moved into it.

    Over time, as you run...
  8. This simply means that the target node has access...

    This simply means that the target node has access to the tape drives via the Fiber network which is the same way that the source node is zoned into the tape drives via the Fiber network.
  9. If you need to restore quickly, you need the...

    If you need to restore quickly, you need the Storage Agent + zoning the target to the backup device in order to do LAN-Free.

    If you cannot zone it, and there is NO path over the LAN, then it will...
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    Is expiration running?

    Is expiration running?
  11. I would question this setup: .... backup...

    I would question this setup:

    .... backup proxy is the Windows TSM server (a separate proxy is recommended)

    Are you doing LAN free for the image backup between VM Ware and SAN? If so, are you...
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    From thobias.org: SELECT...

    From thobias.org:

    SELECT CAST(FLOAT(SUM(logical_mb)) / 1024 / 1024 AS DEC(8,2)) FROM occupancy

    gives you the totals of all nodes BY SERVER instance. Run this command on all instances.
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    see 'help audit' see 'help update volume' ...

    see 'help audit'
    see 'help update volume'

    Depending on how many files are stored on the tape, determines the time to run an audit. The more, the longer. And, yes, no one could access the tape...
  14. I am assuming you did the 'define server' command...

    I am assuming you did the 'define server' command porperly.

    Can you ping TSM5 from TSM3 at the OS level? If you cannot, resolve this issue first.
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    If you suspect that some tapes are bad, change to...

    If you suspect that some tapes are bad, change to readwrite the unavailable tapes and do an audit with a fix=yes option.
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    Make sure you don't have any tapes in UNAVAILABLE...

    Make sure you don't have any tapes in UNAVAILABLE state.
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    This means you don't have enough tape drives to...

    This means you don't have enough tape drives to carry out the operation.

    How many free tape drives do you have? Are there other operations using the tape drives?
  18. You can change the title IF you are dealing with...

    You can change the title IF you are dealing with plain DOS windows. Once you call a program like dsmadmc.exe, Windows will grab the name of the 'called' program and use that to display the title of...
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    By passive, do you mean a database replica on a...

    By passive, do you mean a database replica on a passive node and not accessed by the SQL engine?

    If so, why not backup using the BA Client the related MDF and LDF files?
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    Nope - except if you have these nodes defined in...

    Nope - except if you have these nodes defined in two different TSM server instances.
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    I don't completely follow what you want to do. ...

    I don't completely follow what you want to do.

    Audit does not work if the tape IS NOT physically in the library.

    If you want to find out what a volume holds by node name, use a select command...
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    If you keep one copy, the data must exist in your...

    If you keep one copy, the data must exist in your online pool and copy pool.

    You cannot have the data exist in the copy pool and have it deleted in the online tape pool.

    If you like to have...
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    Use collocation by node

    Use collocation by node
  24. TSM will use a scratch tape when it needs it. If...

    TSM will use a scratch tape when it needs it. If the storage pool does not need a new tape, it will not use one.

    By default, new tapes are always checked in as scratch. If you had configured your...
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    As I mentioned on my second post, an option is...

    As I mentioned on my second post, an option is use one TSM schedule calling these two batch files from one batch file.

    No conflict or contention should arise.
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    Or, you can run this in parallel using TSM...

    Or, you can run this in parallel using TSM scheduler with one twist: the schedule will call a DOS batch or cmd file that fires up multiple backup commands that points to the different mailstores.
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    I don't use the TSM scheduler for this but...

    I don't use the TSM scheduler for this but Windows scheduler. I fire up multiple Exchange backups for the different mailstores which uses the same node name but different OPT file
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    I have seen this before and the reason is that...

    I have seen this before and the reason is that the source has data consistency issues, i.e., corruption.

    Run another export. If this persist, run an audit on the 5.5 storage pool that holds the...
  29. 90% is the recommended reclamation threshold for...

    90% is the recommended reclamation threshold for devclass=file.

    Even IBM endorses this.
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    Try to restart the TSM server and see if the...

    Try to restart the TSM server and see if the issue goes away.

    Otherwise, open a ticket with IBM.
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    Have you made sure that you had applied the...

    Have you made sure that you had applied the license properly by the "register license" command. What does "q license" tell you?
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    What is your TSM version?

    What is your TSM version?
  33. How about just using the nodename of the SQL...

    How about just using the nodename of the SQL server as defined at the TSM server and not the instance name/s?

    I have not seen what you are seeing when I specify the node name of the SQL server.
    ...
  34. Tried using *?

    Tried using *?
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    I would think that the dsm.sys file would...

    I would think that the dsm.sys file would override the script settings.

    Why not use two dsm.sys files?
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    Are you familiar with Linux? If you follow the...

    Are you familiar with Linux?

    If you follow the instructions step by step from here, you should be OK.
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    Use move data, or define the the target pool as...

    Use move data, or define the the target pool as next pool and do a migrate with lo=0.
  38. I spell out individual mount points and use...

    I spell out individual mount points and use -sub=yes option:

    Example:

    archive -sub=yes /home/*
    archive -sub=yes /usr/*
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    See this link...

    See this link.
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    On which platform? What TSM version? I have...

    On which platform? What TSM version?

    I have seen this issue on a Windows server running slow disks and old ISA bus running TSM 5.3. But that was light years ago!
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    Like what it says - check if you have enough...

    Like what it says - check if you have enough storage space.

    Have you defined disk and tape pools properly? Do you have enough RAM on the system?
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    As smajl said, use dsmcutil.exe I have...

    As smajl said, use dsmcutil.exe

    I have deployed hundreds of Windows BA Client, configure the TSM services and make these run without issues using IBM Director (then version 4.2) and plain DOS...
  43. [HOWTO] Are the LTO3 tapes older tapes? On the way out?...

    Are the LTO3 tapes older tapes? On the way out? If so, why not mark them as Read only?

    If not, then probably a devclass redefine will work like what you have said.
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    If flat file backups are slow and the intent was...

    If flat file backups are slow and the intent was LAN Free backups (datamover setup is NOT the same as LAN Free), then you don't have the right settings.
  45. If K:\TSM\000E7259.BFS has been marked destroyed,...

    If K:\TSM\000E7259.BFS has been marked destroyed, change its status to read only. Then vary it offline: vary offline K:\TSM\000E7259.BFS.

    Next mark it again as destroyed and delete it from the...
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