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  1. Poll: Power Administrator for TSM V5.1: Most advanced IN-DEPTH Process- and Sess.-Analysis

    This unique and new feature dramatically increases problem determination and performance analysis capabilities in TSM environments.

    Various filter possibilities are available and data from...
  2. PA 4.2.1 - new unique feature - Global Analysis with new "Global Reporting"

    TSM Global Reporting - available NOW with PA version 4.2.1 - extends standard select query capabilities to query simultaneously many TSM servers at once with a processing behaviour like you would...
  3. A replacement of the old "Operational Reporting"...

    A replacement of the old "Operational Reporting" is for free available in the freeware version of the "Power Administrator for TSM" software (www.tsmpowerdmin.com), including new and advanced...
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    To deeply analyse performance, to find your...

    To deeply analyse performance, to find your bottlenecks, you can try the professional version of "Power Administrator for TSM" (as demo version freely, www.tsmpoweradmin.com). There are many...
  5. Check the new Extended TSM Script Language of the...

    Check the new Extended TSM Script Language of the "Power Administrator for TSM V4.2" (www.tsmpoweradmin.com), which give you the possibility to define TSM server scripts (e.g. for health checking),...
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    Hello GregE, maybe an interesting option for you:...

    Hello GregE, maybe an interesting option for you: "Power Administrator for TSM" in the new version 4.2 contains in the freeware version an "Operational Report" similar to the old "TSM Operational...
  7. New PA 4.2 with unique Features - Switch User & Script Application & Script Corner

    The new "Power Administrator for TSM" V4.2 introduces three major - and in the TSM market UNIQUE - TSM features:

    Three new innovations for building TSM script applications, "Switch User...
  8. Thread: Backup Report

    by RaCol
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    Hi Frank, here an interesting SQL-Command...

    Hi Frank,

    here an interesting SQL-Command which uses a complex "case"-statement inside to give an easy to read output with variable units corresponding the size of transferred data. I think this...
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    Hi, one nice possibility is to use the command...

    Hi, one nice possibility is to use the command line of the "Power Administrator for TSM" (www.tsmpoweradmin.com), also in the freeware version, where you can easily control the ouput format of any...
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    Maybe interesting for you: If you are interested...

    Maybe interesting for you: If you are interested to collect easily historical TSM data, there is a tool available, called "Power Administrator for TSM" (www.tsmpoweradmin.com). You can easily define...
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    Hello Ramon, the result codes 4 or 8 means...

    Hello Ramon,

    the result codes 4 or 8 means that you have some warnings during the backup of your server. The exact cause of the warning you can find in the activity log of the TSM server or in the...
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    Hi Chad, another possibility and maybe the...

    Hi Chad,

    another possibility and maybe the better one is to post the include/exclude-information not to the Ativity-Log but to use the "insert machine"-command to write the information to the...
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    Hi Chad, one idea might be the following...

    Hi Chad,

    one idea might be the following solution: In every case you need a script at the TSM client side. My preferred solution would be a perl script, which would be able to run on different...
  14. Thread: TSM Error Audit

    by RaCol
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    Two hints: 1) To get tape/library diagnostic...

    Two hints:
    1) To get tape/library diagnostic information of your drive and library hardware you could enable Tape Alert Messaging over the TSM command "set tapealertmsg on"
    2) In the new version...
  15. Try this one (for TSM 6.x): select distinct...

    Try this one (for TSM 6.x):
    select distinct volume_name from contents a, backups b where a.node_name='<Your Node>' and a.object_id=b.object_id and backup_date<'2007-06-14'
    Attention: Depending on...
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    A really strong and sophisticated monitoring...

    A really strong and sophisticated monitoring engine is available with the "Power Administrator for TSM" (also in the freeware version - www.tsmpoweradmin.com). At a central point, the "Central...
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    Hi, yes you can use the "export node" command...

    Hi,

    yes you can use the "export node" command to export selected filespaces of a node. Depends on the amount of data you want to move, you can maybe use the TSM file device class to export your...
  18. Hi Carlos, if you combine the two tables and...

    Hi Carlos,

    if you combine the two tables and as a condition you want to see only volumes with location=datasafe it´s clear that you will only see volumes which are in the drmedia table present,...
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    Hi, another possibility (and the direct...

    Hi,

    another possibility (and the direct method) is to use the "export node" and "import node" command to export first the data to tape and then import the data to the other TSM server... Have a...
  20. Hi Carlos, have a look to this SQL-Statement:...

    Hi Carlos,

    have a look to this SQL-Statement:
    select a.volume_name, a.stgpool_name, a.PCT_UTILIZED, last_write_date from volumes a, drmedia b where a.volume_name=b.volume_name and...
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    Hi Staygray, I´m not sure, if you are talking...

    Hi Staygray,

    I´m not sure, if you are talking about TSM clients, which you don´t want to see in a Daily Report or if you are talking about complete TSM server, which should not be displayed in...
  22. Hi, all third party products on the market are...

    Hi,

    all third party products on the market are using normally the dsmadmc interface to TSM. If you want to write a perl script, I guess, you have to use also the dsmadmc interface.

    A...
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    You could use the "show slots"-command in a...

    You could use the "show slots"-command in a command line to show all slots with content of your library: show slots <Library-Name>
    It´s an undocumented command.

    As a hint: If you need a very good...
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    Hi Judy, yes, have a look to the URL:...

    Hi Judy,
    yes, have a look to the URL: www.tsmpoweradmin.com

    Regards, Ralf
  25. Thread: Command line

    by RaCol
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    Hi Ramon, the following SQL-Query shows all...

    Hi Ramon,

    the following SQL-Query shows all nodes belonging to the selected Storage Pool:

    select distinct NODE_NAME "Node Name" from VOLUMEUSAGE where stgpool_name='<Stgpool Name>'

    Regards,...
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    Sticky: Hi, one possibility to analyse, which sessions...

    Hi,

    one possibility to analyse, which sessions causes how many mounts of media is to use the following SQL-query:

    select session, count(*) "Number of mounts" from actlog where timestampdiff(8,...
  27. Hi, look at this SQL-query (Volumes referenced...

    Hi,

    look at this SQL-query (Volumes referenced to a Device Class):

    select * from volumes where devclass_name='<Device-Class>' and volume_name in (select volume_name from libvolumes)

    or...
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    Hi Judy, as an alternative option, you can use...

    Hi Judy,

    as an alternative option, you can use the freeware version of the "Power Administrator for TSM" tool (with official support option), which contains an "Operational Report" report too,...
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    Try this: select PLATFORM_NAME "Platform",...

    Try this:

    select PLATFORM_NAME "Platform", count(*) "Number of Nodes" from NODES where timestampdiff(8, char(current_timestamp-LASTACC_TIME))<=48 group by platform_name

    Regards,

    Ralf
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    Hi sai, tapes which are private and not...

    Hi sai,

    tapes which are private and not assigned to a storage pool are often tapes which TSM set to this state to prevent a reaccess, because of an error during a write process. I.e. this referres...
  31. Thread: Ans0361i

    by RaCol
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    Hi tsmuser10, you have probably a Filesystem...

    Hi tsmuser10,

    you have probably a Filesystem problem. One cause could be a filesystem defined in the /etc/filesystems with a not existing real mount point in your directory structure. The error...
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    Hi sai, TSM has no special order how to select...

    Hi sai,

    TSM has no special order how to select scratch tapes for writing and assigning them to a Storage Pool. So I guess that you have be patient that TSM starts selecting tapes in the 1601 -...
  33. "MM EDV GmbH" announces the new FREEWARE version of the "Power Administrator for TSM"

    This new tool provides a full administration and management GUI for one or many TSM servers (tested with more than 20 TSM servers simultaneously).

    What you will get is simplified administration...
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    Hi, what I could recommend to you is to manage...

    Hi,

    what I could recommend to you is to manage include/exclude-statements centrally over the TSM server by "Client Option Sets". After doing this you can easily generate a report via an...
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    Hi DazRaz, try this one: select...

    Hi DazRaz,

    try this one:
    select sum(timestampdiff(4,char(end_time-start_time))) as Tape_mount_mins from summary where activity='TAPE MOUNT' and...
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    Hi, one info: between Windows- and...

    Hi,
    one info: between Windows- and Unix-TSM-clients you can´t share backup data in that way. What OS you are using on client A and B?
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    Hi StephaneD you can´t avoid these messages in...

    Hi StephaneD

    you can´t avoid these messages in the actlog. I don´t know if you are using reports, where these messages appear inside or if you are using the "query actlog"-command manually.
    ...
  38. The preschedulecmd will be executed before the...

    The preschedulecmd will be executed before the whole backup starts (behaviour (1)). I don´t know exactly what happens if the gpfs-filesystem goes down during backup. Normally I would expect that the...
  39. Hi Afrankel, you could use the...

    Hi Afrankel,

    you could use the preschedulecmd-option in the dsm.sys or dsm.opt-file to check if the gpfs-filesystem is available. If not the script should end with an return-code unequal zero. So...
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    Hi TSMstarter, many thanks for your feedback!

    Hi TSMstarter,

    many thanks for your feedback!
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    If you are using IBM tape/library hardware you...

    If you are using IBM tape/library hardware you can use the IBM Tape Diagnostic tool ITDT or Tapeutil in your script. Have a look to the manual "IBM Tape Device Drivers Installation and User's Guide"...
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    Hi, have a look to the TSM Power Administrator...

    Hi,

    have a look to the TSM Power Administrator (www.tsmpoweradmin.com) which is also in a Freeware version now available. It includes a realtime monitoring of failed and missed backups and other...
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    Hi TSMstarter, if you search an easy way to...

    Hi TSMstarter,

    if you search an easy way to get something similar like the "TSM Operational Reporting" running, have a look to the freeware version of TSM Power Administrator...
  44. The Power Administrator itself is not free, but...

    The Power Administrator itself is not free, but "Operational Reporting" and many other reports are include at no extra costs. And there is a service available for the development of at least small...
  45. You can use the "Power Administrator for TSM"...

    You can use the "Power Administrator for TSM" which contains a new kind of Operational Report. You even do not need a script to realize an email notification depending on different TSM client nodes...
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