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  1. Thanks for your post Umur. 50% is what I use...

    Thanks for your post Umur.

    50% is what I use for tape storage pools, but for disk-based storage pools on the Data Domain EMC's recommendation is different. I am running with EMC's recommendation...
  2. Moon, do you mind sharing your RMAN format specs?...

    Moon, do you mind sharing your RMAN format specs? I am trying to get my DBA's to place their backups into seperate folders on the Data Domain and they tell me that they cannot specify a folder name...
  3. Thanks for the info Moon-Buddy. Can you elaborate...

    Thanks for the info Moon-Buddy. Can you elaborate on what you mean by:
  4. Setting up TSM for Data Domain and Data Domain for TSM

    Been playing with a pair of Data Domain (DD) 7200's and am ready to implement with TSM. Having a hard time finding any "best practice" type documentation that contains much detail. Would like to hear...
  5. PITDATE and PITTIME - is it based on TSM server's time of backup, or client's time

    This is probably TSM 101, but we are having some disagreement about the following.

    For a 'restore' operation, are the -pitdate and -pittime parameters based on the TSM server's clock, or the TSM...
  6. How do you pass a variable to a macro with a 'LIKE' statement?

    I want a macro to find the schedules a node is associated with. I have the following statement in a macro, but am having trouble getting it to use the %1 variable that I am passing on the command...
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    I know, old thread, but anyone figured out how to...

    I know, old thread, but anyone figured out how to get commas into the output from select statements? The suggestion listed here does not work for me.
  8. TDP not expiring objects - using delete object command to cleanup

    I seem to have huge problem with TDP backup objects (SQL and Oracle) not getting expired or marked 'INACTIVE_VERSION'. My DBA's claim they are running their crosscheck scripts, but yesterday I...
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    I think I figured it out

    Thanks for all the replies. I think I figured out why TSM is having such a hard time using my new TS1140 Gen4 drives 'DR09'. I have a mix of TS1120's, TS1130's and now TS1140's all defined to a...
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    Thanks for the suggestions LED888. My three...

    Thanks for the suggestions LED888. My three servers are already in a shared library configuration and I did define new paths for each library client. As I mentioned before, the new drives do get...
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    Tried the 'audit libr', no joy there. A 'show...

    Tried the 'audit libr', no joy there. A 'show slots' shows the 10 drives:

    PVR slot information for library 3584LIB.
    Library : 3584LIB
    Product Id : 03584L22
    Support module : 4
    Mount count : 6...
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    Mount retention is only 1 minute so I know that...

    Mount retention is only 1 minute so I know that isn't the problem. Tried doing an 'audit library' but that didn't help. One TSM server has been using the 2 new drives off and on all night, but now...
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    TSM not using all tape drives

    Running Windows 2008 and TSM 6.3. Just added 2 TS1140's to my shared library TSM server, but TSM is not using all of the drives. It will use the new drives, but I now have 10 drives and it will only...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I ended up...

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I ended up creating a new primary pool on the DataDomain DDPOOL01P and set its next stgp to the same TAPEDATA stgp that my 'real' primary pool uses. Then I created a...
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    Thanks for the suggestion SniperKing. I realize...

    Thanks for the suggestion SniperKing. I realize that would work, but all I really want to do is write data from my sequential DataDomain pool to a tape. Seems like overkill to have to restructure...
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    Is this possible?

    I am testing a Data Domain device on a production TSM server. Not sure if I will purchase the device so I didn't want to store data on it that I couldn't live without. So, what I did was create a...
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    This has reached epedimic porportions

    Ok folks...the number of objects that are not getting expired has reached epedimic porportions in my environment. TSM_DUDE, can you give me additional details of the commands you are using query and...
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    No recent IP address changes. I modified the...

    No recent IP address changes. I modified the DSM.OPT file to use a IP address and still get the same error. From this client I can telnet to the TSM server's IP address using port 1500 and get a...
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    TSM v6.3 client throwing ANS2600S

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    Have a couple servers that started throwing this error:
    ANS2600S Browser trying to establish connection to client; received socket exception: java.net.ConnectException: connect: Address is...
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    No cluster, standalone SQL server. I did...

    No cluster, standalone SQL server.

    I did figure out that I can remove the 'BACKUPMethod vss' from the tdpsql.cfg file then VSS is not a requirement.
    Still have not figured out how to do away...
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    TSM & TDP v6.4 on a Windows SQL

    Just installed TSM & TDP v6.4 on a Windows SQL server. The TDP version looks completely different than any of my previous installs and I have a couple questions:


    1. Do you have to install VSS...
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    That is a very elegant little batch and it does...

    That is a very elegant little batch and it does exactly what I need. Much cleaner than what I was hacking together.

    Thanks CoMaboy.
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    Where's that $!@# tape!

    Ok, here is the senerio...

    - Three tape libraries with over 1500 tapes
    - Seven Windows TSM servers and three are library managers.
    - DRM is being used

    Occasionally I need to find who/what is...
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    This is strange. Your error message returns a...

    This is strange. Your error message returns a different object ID than the object ID you entered. I don't know how that could happen. Does the delete command work for any of the objects you want to...
  25. Excellent idea cilesiz. I'll give it a try

    Excellent idea cilesiz. I'll give it a try
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    Does anyone else have this problem?

    I discovered that a lot of my Oracle and SQL servers had TDP backup "objects" stored on tape that were way past the company retention period. Some of the Oracle ones were due to the crosscheck not...
  27. Scheduling Daily maintenance jobs - is there a better way?

    I currently have the following script defined and scheduled to run every morning:

    DLY_TASKS 5 /* TSM Daily Admin Tasks */
    10 BAckup STGpool DISKPOOL OFFDATA...
  28. Moon-buddy, I still need to migrate data from...

    Moon-buddy,

    I still need to migrate data from the primary disk storage to tape. Was thinking that since SATA performs sequential I/O pretty well, was really just wondering if TSM and SATA disks...
  29. Recommended device class for Primary storage pool

    This might be like asking which motor oil is the best to use, but I'll ask anyway. I am looking for recommendations for the configuration of primary storage pools. Do I go with DISK or FILE, and...
  30. Ok, I find myself in need of moving the DB2 DB...

    Ok, I find myself in need of moving the DB2 DB and logs. Since the v6 versions of TSM require that you shut it down, why not simply XCOPY the DB and log files to their new location and rename the...
  31. I bumped my diskpool to 12TB and that seems to...

    I bumped my diskpool to 12TB and that seems to have stopped the clients from requesting a drive. Seems like about 2X the amount that this server backs up on a daily basis. I still believe that...
  32. Thanks everyone. So far no luck. The minimum...

    Thanks everyone. So far no luck. The minimum file size is set to no limit. The diskpool is now at 10TB and for the past week the daily total backed up averages between 4-6TB. If TSM was operating...
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    FCoE and/or TS1140's anyone?

    I know that IBM does not support FCoE and TSM, and TS1140's are also not yet certified for TSM, but has anyone got FCoE and/or TS1140's to work with TSM?

    Just set up a new v6.3.3 TSM server in...
  34. Can you prevent TSM clients from writing directly to tape?

    Is there a way to prevent a client from bypassing the diskpool and writing directly to tape? I would prefer that my TDP clients not directly mount a tape. For some reason my TDP clients...
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    mikeymac, Thanks for the info. I will...

    mikeymac,

    Thanks for the info. I will investigate my restore issue as a problem and not normal operations.

    How do you set the sessions for the restore? All of my nodes have a mount point of...
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    Backup smart...restore stupid?

    I understand that incremental backups will place files all over the tapes in a collocation group. I don't understand why TSM does not seem to be able to pre-process the restore and efficiently...
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    Collocation Tape Thrasher

    I am running TSM server v6.2 on a W2K8 server. Have about 270 nodes on this TSM server split into four collocation groups. After the nightly backups complete I begin the DISKPOOL to TAPEPOOL...
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    Thanks for the reply Moon-buddy. That did help...

    Thanks for the reply Moon-buddy. That did help reduce the fluff in my logs.
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    Can I pipe commands to dsmadmc?

    I need to delete a few thousand objects from the TSM database with the command "delete object 0 nnnnnnnn". Is there a way that I can open dsmadmc once and pipe the list of commands to it?

    My...
  40. I had to cap the size on the DB2 bufferpools. ...

    I had to cap the size on the DB2 bufferpools. Although I was running the TSM server with out-of-the-box settings, this was IBM's response:

    You have STMM (Self Tuning Memory Manager) enabled and...
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    domino, thanks for the info. After rereading the...

    domino, thanks for the info. After rereading the SW requirements I think I will abondon the silent install approach.

    I think its time for me to start looking at alternative DB backup...
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    v6.3 TDP for SQL silent install not so silent

    I am trying to do silent installs of the v6.3 TDP for SQL client. This new version requires more baggage than ever before and I can't get a script to install this thing silently. Using IBM's...
  43. How to do slient install to 100's of clients

    Has anyone used the Automatic Deployment feature in the ISC to upgrade Windows TSM clients? I am looking for a way to upgrade 100's of clients and this sounded like a good idea, if I could only get...
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    Is your TSM v6 slower than v5?

    I recently stood up four v6.2 TSM Windows servers on new IBM xSeries servers. My existing two v5.5 TSM Windows servers move data to tape a lot faster than my beefy new v6.2 TSM servers. The servers...
  45. Restoring SQL db when backed up from two different nodes.

    I have a 2 node PolyServe cluster and a database that is normally hosted and backed up on nodeA. If node A fails the databases get hosted and backed up from nodeB. I need to recover the database from...
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