Re: Will TSM ever support BMR for windows systems?
First of all, I have successfully built a BartPE CD including decent TSM
client version which is deployed on our servers. That's actually easy. You can
decide which scsi controller and network controller drivers you need.
If you compare TSM+BartPE restores to e.g. Acronis TrueImage I would say
TrueImage is really better as
a) LVSA backups fail from time to time and I don't understand what really is
b) Acronis doesn't use a LVSACache directory but TSM needs one?
c) *!Important!* TrueImage also stores filesystem layout and it filesystems can
be resized during restore procedure
d) booting off TrueImage Media is faster than using BartPE (maybe my BartPE).
My biggest point is that I have to use diskpart to save and restore partition
layout but diskpart isn't working quite exactly (byte level) and it seems that
TSM filespace size must
be equally sized as the original volume but you cannot do that with diskpart
(as far as I can tell). Did somebody restore a 12GB (12280kb, 12284kb, 12276kb)
volume to a 11GB volume (5gb are in use) or to a 20gb volume?
I didn't yet find a better tool to do that. But so far I think its crap.
I tried to get in contact with IBM redbook/filed guide writers but so far no
response from remote :-(
If you use BartPE and TSM image restore to a different hardware (e.g. P2V) you
must change the raid controller. For that I use UltimateP2V
http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/?page_id=174. Eventually you have to adapt the drivers
file so that it fits your hardware.
ASR is only available for W2K3 systems and IMHO not the best way but better
than running a new installation of the box, install TSM and run the restore.
If you don't change anything ASR needs DHCP. If you are capable to editing the
ASR disk (tsmasr.cmd) you can install a network driver and use netsh to
configure your network.
I guess you must use auto-negotiation for your network interface card and
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 07:53:19 -0500
From: "Schaub, Steve" <steve_schaub AT BCBST DOT COM>
Subject: Re: Will TSM ever support BMR for windows systems?
Well, it's also a big pain in the tush for me to explain to mgmt why I'm
budgeting for a BMR tool for our 600 Windows servers even though we
already hand over a boatload of $$ to Tivoli for a backup product,
because I have to have something I can depend on to perform dissimilar
I just don't think it could be that difficult for Tivoli to come up with
a boot cd like they use for ServerGuide that is "TSM aware" and capable
of hardware detection.
From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager [mailto:ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU] On Behalf Of
Allen S. Rout
Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2006 5:35 PM
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] Will TSM ever support BMR for windows systems?
>> On Tue, 5 Dec 2006 15:15:47 -0600, "Dearman, Richard"
<rdearm1 AT UIC DOT EDU> said:
> Does anyone know if Tivoli is working on a product that will support=20
> BMR on windows systems. I know Cristie can be used but I don't want=20
> another third party product and ASR recovery on Win2003 takes forever.
> You would think that TSM would be able to clone or ghost a windows=20
> system at least.
Huge pain in the tush, for no return. Other folks have that space very
nicely explored, and BMR for [platform A] just encourages folks to ask
for it for the rest of them.
- Allen S. Rout
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