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  1. Thread: Audit library

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    Rore: Kudos for sticking with this thread. I...

    Rore: Kudos for sticking with this thread. I will be following it to the end to see if masterixx can pick up what you are saying. I have my doubts.

    I would have posted the link to the admin...
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    I had LTO4 tapes for a while with L3 at the end,...

    I had LTO4 tapes for a while with L3 at the end, until I could get around to relabeling them. The library will still recognize the internal label as an LTO4 media.
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    I would call Dell. This system report...

    I would call Dell.

    This system report doesn't tell me anything, other than hardware serial numbers and firmware versions.
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    So, we basically said the same thing. The...

    So, we basically said the same thing. The library itself must recognize which library (in Dell's case it looks like they call it library instance) you wish to assign tapes put in the I/O slot to.
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    I don't use that library, but I know when I get...

    I don't use that library, but I know when I get that error on mine it's because I haven't told the library which logical library the tapes are assigned to, after I put them in the I/O door. Even...
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    Depends on why they are private. If it threw...

    Depends on why they are private. If it threw some data on each one from your script process, you will have a lot more work to do. Q CONTENT will tell you that.

    If not, check them all out (use...
  7. Does the 3584 allow you to create logical...

    Does the 3584 allow you to create logical libraries? If so, you have to designate which logical library you want the library to put the I/O tapes in. If I put tapes in my 3310 I/O door, but do not...
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    So it would be out of line to suggest not using...

    So it would be out of line to suggest not using incomprehensibly long file names? Or ask them to rename the file to something that doesn't require a calculator to compare to other files.
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    Problem resolved.

    Problem resolved.
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    Tried all that but no luck. Found out why. I...

    Tried all that but no luck. Found out why. I had 2 problems going on at almost the same time. First issue was persistent binding issue, which I was near to resolving. In troubleshooting that, I...
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    Addendum: After adding the library and drives...

    Addendum: After adding the library and drives back into TSM, (after server reboot) I removed them again. Now I cannot add them back. I/O error when I try to define the path to the library.
    ...
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    Suddenly my library refuses to respond

    I rebooted TSM server (Win2k3 sp1). Tape library commands now give I/O errors. Removed drives, and all paths and rebooted again. Then recreated library, drives, and paths. Everything shows...
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    Use the web GUI for the library. Every library...

    Use the web GUI for the library. Every library (nowadays) has one. Open a browser, type in the IP of the library, and find the section that lists all media in the library. Mine has a library map,...
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    Yes. NEVER audit without that command, unless...

    Yes. NEVER audit without that command, unless you have a lot of time to waste. It will load each tape in the drive(s) one by one. With checkl=barcode it just runs the robot up and down the rows...
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    I don't have a 3494, but most any library...

    I don't have a 3494, but most any library nowadays has a web interface (via IP) that you can see the actual tapes in the library slots. It will NOT show you tapes that have been dropped on the floor...
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    you did not format it for the appropriate size. ...

    you did not format it for the appropriate size. Going forward you will not be able to restore your database until you remove and recreate the recovery and database logs (both which are incorrectly...
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    You need to make sure you allow enough space for...

    You need to make sure you allow enough space for your previous database and recovery logs when you create the new ones.
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    It seems your database and recovery logs were not...

    It seems your database and recovery logs were not formatted for the size you expect.
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    Restart the dsmcad service, and review the...

    Restart the dsmcad service, and review the dsmsched.log to see if it pertains to a specific file. If it doesn't occur during a specific file, uninstall/reinstall the client. Make sure you use...
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    Post your option file's include/excludes so I can...

    Post your option file's include/excludes so I can look them over.
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    Since I know you all are just DYING to hear the...

    Since I know you all are just DYING to hear the solution to this...

    REBOOT server: unsuccessful
    BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH an hour later: after return of server, successful, and service is now...
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    Reboot did NOT fix the issue. Still waiting on a...

    Reboot did NOT fix the issue. Still waiting on a call from IBM. Google only turns up MSDN scripts on how to create processes that run in background. Anyone have ANY idea?
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    Make sure you have set at least one of each type...

    Make sure you have set at least one of each type of drive as a control path.
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    Background Processing Mode??

    Stopped a client backup (6.1.3.1) from the server (5.5.2) using cancel SE. Nothing out of the ordinary. Went to client and stoppped TSM service after confirming the session was gone.
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  25. Thread: TSM 6.x dedup

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    TSM 6.x dedup

    I need you all to chime in here. I am pushed to replace TSM for small, silly reasons, and when push comes to shove it's because mgmt thinks it moves too much data. I fully explained the worse...
  26. Thread: Tape Life

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    [QUOTE=chad_small;97327]. Keeping a spreadsheet...

    [QUOTE=chad_small;97327]. Keeping a spreadsheet sounds tiresome.QUOTE]

    I spend a whole 10 minutes on the process with a few small macros in the spreadsheet. I would think that applying...
  27. Thread: Tape Life

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    Here's a better explanation

    What I do is check my volhist daily for all stgdeletes. Takes 10 minutes tops. I update a spreadsheet of volumes that keep running totals of mounts, so I do not lose track of total mounts due to...
  28. Thread: Tape Life

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    q vol f=d will identify the number of times your...

    q vol f=d will identify the number of times your LTO volumes have been mounted.
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    So I am stunned that IBM did not INSIST that you...

    So I am stunned that IBM did not INSIST that you do an immediate DB backup, just prior to deleting anything from a table. This should always be S.O.P. Never change your DB without doing a backup...
  30. Thread: Ts3200

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    I have a 3583 with 3 lto3 drives in it you can...

    I have a 3583 with 3 lto3 drives in it you can have for 5 grand. Works like a charm, no issues. Will need firmware updates since it has been in storage for a year or so. Reply if you are...
  31. Perhaps a better way to utilize TSM in this case...

    Perhaps a better way to utilize TSM in this case is use CDP. You will pick up the changed files as they change/close and not have to manage their lunch and coffee breaks as your only time to back up...
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    tape read/write errors, disk read errors, unavailable volumes, etc.

    From looking at your actlog, you have more problems than just a missed backup. You might need some professional assistance to give you a TSM health check.
  33. IBM SVC cluster, 3583 library for sale, 2x SAN Switch 32B2-2 fiber switches for sale

    I have a 2 node SVC cluster (express model), works perfect. We removed it due to changing storage vendors.

    Also selling a 3583 library (40 slots) and 3 LTO3 f/c drives in it. Also in perfect...
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    Thanks. I found the answer just before you...

    Thanks. I found the answer just before you posted. Had to stare at it for a few minutes.
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    Well that is what I meant to put in the listing...

    Well that is what I meant to put in the listing above, as I knew to use the - before subdir. Either way, same stinking result. Is there a way to use the GUI to bind to that other mgmt class for just...
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    Ok, so I decided to do the mgmtclass option. Now...

    Ok, so I decided to do the mgmtclass option. Now the client is not liking my syntax, and I cannot figure out why.

    Windows client: archive -archmc=10year "C:\Project_X\...\*" subdir=yes

    I...
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    That's what they want from me

    This was supposed to be an "off the books" transfer, since it's over 5 years old. But now (after I transferred it) they want me to value it. There is always the prospect of purchase price / # of...
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    Interesting Request

    We had an IBM tape library, and disk subsystem that we "gave" to a sister company. Now I am asked to assess a value on the equipment, for some accounting purpose.

    I realize this is not a TSM...
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    How would you do this?

    Ok, so this is an easy one. Lots of ways to accomplish the same thing, and I am looking for your opinion.

    I have a node that is assigned to a standard mgmt class, domain, etc. Nothing fancy...
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    Client scheduler refuses to work

    So I have a 6.1.3.5 client on Win2k8 R2 that has a scheduler managed by the CAD. New install of the client. The dsmsched.log does not create, nor does the scheduler checkin with the server. I...
  41. tapes must not have been reused

    If your scratch tapes have been reused, then you are probably out of luck. But if you have access to a previous db copy, roll back to prior to the scratch checkin of those tapes, and try it.

    I...
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    Everything is about data mgmt now. Dedupe will...

    Everything is about data mgmt now. Dedupe will be old school in 015. Along with that I see ILM practices taking hold. For example: instead of just using data retention policies, expiration, etc,...
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    Good question, easy answer. Disabled and has...

    Good question, easy answer. Disabled and has been forever.
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    Tape Library Install Woes

    Has anyone ever seen this? I had to uninstall my f/c TS3310 (3597) library from the server (Win 2k3 sp1), running TSM 5.5.2.0 in order to upgrade to 6.2.1.2 device drivers. I have used the...
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    So I won't get too wordy here. Been there done...

    So I won't get too wordy here. Been there done that.

    Go on TSM server. Type UPDATE NODE <nodename> <newpassword>

    Node should now connect fine.

    Oh, and you can use the same password as...
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