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  1. AIX will not recognize a device without the...

    AIX will not recognize a device without the special VPD(Vital Product Data) chip on it. Only IBM hardware has the VPD chip on it. You're stuck with IBM hardware.

    You could run Lunix on the...
  2. Thread: TSM Client EE

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    There is only 1 client version. There is no...

    There is only 1 client version. There is no Extended version or anything else.

    (there are also TDP clients and LAN-Free clients)

    -Aaron
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    What pool to use depends on what type of data you...

    What pool to use depends on what type of data you want to archive and how many clients need to archive at the same time.

    If there are multiple clients archiving at the same time, you would want to...
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    If the TSM Server A can access the LTO library B...

    If the TSM Server A can access the LTO library B AND TSM Server B can access LTO library A, then yes, this can be done. The TSM Server must be able to access the library and drives for this to work....
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    Within the admin client for TSM, it doesn't read...

    Within the admin client for TSM, it doesn't read any OS/shell settings.

    -Aaron
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    Um, you most certainly can perform client backups...

    Um, you most certainly can perform client backups to a diskpool and migrate that diskpool to a tape pool at the same time. It isn't a good idea since you'd then need to perform a longer tapepool to...
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    select entity as node_name,...

    select entity as node_name, cast(sum(bytes/1048576) as decimal(18,2)) as total_mb_backup from summary where activity='BACKUP' and start_time>=current_timestamp-24 hours and...
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    Neither compression nor encryption are enabled by...

    Neither compression nor encryption are enabled by default.

    Also, never compress an encrypted backup. It will not compress and only spend CPU cycles.

    -Aaron
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    Another option is to put your ADP on a VTL. I...

    Another option is to put your ADP on a VTL. I have select clients that I need to be able to do a very fast full recovery of. Since they are clients with 10 million+ files each, It would take weeks...
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    I buy used and re-certified 3592 drives...

    I buy used and re-certified 3592 drives exclusively. They're MUCH cheaper than new and as long as IBM certifies them, they're treated like new except they must be put on maintenance right away...
  11. Thread: NDMP Backup ?

    by heada
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    I think if you look at the help section for...

    I think if you look at the help section for "backup node" one of the options is the filespace you want to back up. If you don't specify which filespace, it backs them all up.

    -Aaron
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    As you have a database dump to load from AND the...

    As you have a database dump to load from AND the last TSM DB Backup, you should be OK with deleting the old database files to make room to restore them. Normally I do not use new files but rather...
  13. You import the node from the temp TSM server into...

    You import the node from the temp TSM server into the real TSM server.


    tsm: TSM>help import node
    3.29.2 IMPORT NODE (Import client node information)

    Use this command to import client node...
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    You can edit your dsmserv.opt file to have an...

    You can edit your dsmserv.opt file to have an entry that locates the devconfig file. I would not copy it.

    -Aaron
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    That is the correct order to attempt to bypass...

    That is the correct order to attempt to bypass the corrupted log. If after doing that, you're still getting the errors then you'll have to restore the database and then you'll use the restore...
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    That does not look good. I would open a support...

    That does not look good. I would open a support call and give IBM the output. It looks like the recovery log is corrupted and not repairable. I think your only option is to restore the DB.
    ...
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    Find where the dsmserv.exe file is. Go to that...

    Find where the dsmserv.exe file is. Go to that directory from within a DOS prompt. You can now use the command "dsmserv" to start the server in the fore-ground or perform such things as the...
  18. You can export policy domains. tsm:...

    You can export policy domains.



    tsm: TSM>help export policy
    3.23.3 EXPORT POLICY (Export policy information)

    Use this command to export policy information from a Tivoli Storage
    Manager...
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    Avamar is an enterprise application, just not a...

    Avamar is an enterprise application, just not a backup application. It compares with the subfile backup that TSM does but it lacks some basic processes that a backup product like TSM or Networker...
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    TSM scripts have always been inside the TSM...

    TSM scripts have always been inside the TSM database. The table is ADSM.SCRIPTS.

    Below is a sample from that table:



    tsm: TSM>select * from ADSM.SCRIPTS

    NAME ...
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    The scripts are kept in the TSM database. You...

    The scripts are kept in the TSM database. You can not edit TSM scripts outside of TSM.

    -Aaron
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    It may work as long as 100% of the data is...

    It may work as long as 100% of the data is migrated off but I don't believe it will work. You can try it out and report back here.

    -Aaron
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    Only one instance my use a pool. As soon as the...

    Only one instance my use a pool. As soon as the second instance would try to use it, all data within the pool would be no good. The data in the pool must match the meta-data in the database and...
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    Yes. A domain statement tells TSM what to...

    Yes. A domain statement tells TSM what to inspect for changes. After that, TSM looks at the include/exclude list during inspection to see what files to backup and under what management class. By...
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    Remove the drives from the domain statement (or...

    Remove the drives from the domain statement (or create a domain statement without them) This will keep all the TSM history and at the same time tell TSM to not inspect them anymore. By excluding...
  26. Update the old volumes to be readonly so nothing...

    Update the old volumes to be readonly so nothing tries to write to them. Then just perform a "move data" on each volume in the old pool and TSM will move all the data to the new pool. Use "help...
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    I have heard only good things about Avamar but...

    I have heard only good things about Avamar but unless they're going to be using Avamar as a Networker client, you still need a backup product. Avamar is a deduplication product, not a backup...
  28. Thread: Easy Question

    by heada
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    Exclude the files via include/exclude lists. The...

    Exclude the files via include/exclude lists. The directory structure still gets backed up and can be restored.

    -Aaron
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    I don't know if this would work.... remove the...

    I don't know if this would work....

    remove the GUI. Just rename dsm.exe and see if the sceduled backups still work. If they do, then delete the file no admin on the box can run dsm.exe if it...
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    TSM does this via the "backup stgpool" command. ...

    TSM does this via the "backup stgpool" command. Once the copy is made, is it moved offsite via the DRM module and the "move drmedia" command.

    -Aaron
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    5.5.2.0 is higher than 5.5.0.4 (minimum...

    5.5.2.0 is higher than 5.5.0.4 (minimum supported) or 5.5.1.0 (version you're running)

    The recommendation is to upgrade to v5.5.2.0

    -Aaron
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    You define a new pool with LTO4 and either...

    You define a new pool with LTO4 and either perform a move data on each volume or set the new LTO4 pool as the reclamation pool for the 3590 pool and drop the reclamation threshold to 0 and TSM will...
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    The person that manages the TSM client would have...

    The person that manages the TSM client would have to perform the restore/archive. The management class used to archive would need to be setup by the TSM server admin.

    -Aaron
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    You can only archive files that are on the...

    You can only archive files that are on the client. If you need to archive an inactive version, you would need to restore/retrieve that version to the client and then perform an archive of that file....
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    Shouldn't be a limitation but it wouldn't hurt to...

    Shouldn't be a limitation but it wouldn't hurt to try it out. Just create a bunch via a script. They don't have to have any files bound to them and you can delete them after your test also via a...
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    I've had dozens of Mgmtclasses on a single TSM...

    I've had dozens of Mgmtclasses on a single TSM server before without issue. I don't know of any limit. How many do you want to define?

    -Aaron
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    You can't tell TSM what volume to write it to but...

    You can't tell TSM what volume to write it to but you can cheat and do it. Update all the volumes except the one you want to write to as readonly. TSM has no choice but to write to the only volume...
  38. All the settings so far have been around...

    All the settings so far have been around grouping files together in groups so that the server can commit them except the TXNBYTELIMIT. Adjusting the setting down should force more commits and not...
  39. What kind of file is it? (database, etc) and can...

    What kind of file is it? (database, etc) and can it be split up into smaller files? What is the TXNBytelimit set to?
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    Is it resolvable? (in DNS) and what does a...

    Is it resolvable? (in DNS) and what does a traceroute show? I have seen issues like this when the default gateway on the 3494 isn't set correctly.

    -Aaron
  41. Restore your LM first, then the LC. The key to...

    Restore your LM first, then the LC. The key to how they talk in order to mount the TSM DBBackup tape is in the devconfig file. You'll need to have everything cross defined before starting the LC...
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    When reclaiming a tape pool with only one drive...

    When reclaiming a tape pool with only one drive and where you don't have any scratch tapes available, you need to perform it manually until you're in a state where it can run scripted.

    -Aaron
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    I am an ITIL shop (ick!) and we test major...

    I am an ITIL shop (ick!) and we test major version changes (5.x, 6.x) only. Minor version changes (5.4, 5.5, etc) and below are not tested by us because IBM provides a "what has changed in this...
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    You will have to reclaim tapes manually, one at a...

    You will have to reclaim tapes manually, one at a time since your reclaim pool can't hold more than 1 tape worth of data.

    1) Move data from least used tape to reclaim pool (turns tape to scratch)...
  45. If you change it for the entire TSM server, it...

    If you change it for the entire TSM server, it will take a TSM Server restart. If you set it for the client, you'll need to restart the services on that client.

    Since this is such a large server,...
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