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09-18-2007, 11:56 AM #1
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Archive data for 5 years for audit purposes
I've been asked to ARCHIVE data, to be kept for 5 years (minimum) for AUDIT PURPOSES.
I am sure I heard about a utility / add-on to TSM that caters for this. Is it true?
Must I make a special backup of the TSM DB to be able to restore this data for 5 years?
As I understand, the TSM DB will know exactly where this data is stored, even in 5 years time, so there shouldn't be a need for a special DB backup.
The TSM & Client versions will obviously change between now and 5 years time.
Will this pose a restore / retrieve problem in 5 years time?
Will TSM be around in 5 years time?
I am sure that there are others who have ventured this path already and I could do with some concrete / constructive advice.
Thanking you in advance,
Rouen M. Oostewahl
09-18-2007, 12:07 PM #2
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With all of my my experience with the various versions of TSM - yes it will be around for a long time and IBM will find a way to be able for you and us to read older databases and/or help you migrate to a newer one.
There are installations out there, and my old company is no exception, that has archives way more than 7 years old. D/R tests done on these files still enabled TSM to recover the files.
09-18-2007, 01:50 PM #3
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I have archive data from 1999 that I can (and have) restore lately. The TSM database has been upgraded from 3.1 to 3.7 to 4.1 to 5.1 and 5.2
Create a proper management class and archive the data you want to keep. As long as the media is good, the data will be there.
-AaronThree things are certain:
Death, taxes, and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.
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