Do you keep all of your Copy Pool tapes in the library? If so, why not
move data? Email me off line about how our STORServer Manager product
can help out here.
Or why not simply start a new copy pool and leave the old one to expire
(perhaps not completely, but enough to make the load on the primary pool
reasonable). The only issue with that plan would be very long retention
periods on some data making the plan take too long.
The nice thing about the Move Data option is you can schedule it to
occur and it will not impact Primary pools.
I like option two. If you don't need the old tapes, use this approach.
Kelly J. Lipp
VP Manufacturing & CTO
485-B Elkton Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
lipp AT storserver DOT com
From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager [mailto:ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 6:41 AM
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] Migration of a Copy storage pool impossible? or is
it a feature request?
"ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU> wrote on 07/11/2007
> version 184.108.40.206 it is not possible to have a NEXTSTORAGEPOOL on a copy
> to migrate data from stage 1 DISK to stage 2 on TAPE, it is also not
> possible to make a script to use move data command to move data from
> 1 to stage 2 when move data command is not valid.
While not what you are trying to do, next year I'm going to have a
similar copy pool issue. Next year we plan to replace our old 3494 libs
by expanding our new 3584 libs (3592 drives). The 3494 libs have our
copy pools. The ONLY way I can come up with to get the copy pools into
the 3584 libs is to create new copy pools. I'm estimating that
recreating the copy pools will take up to 4 weeks. This will put
tremendous stress on the primary pool as it does it's normal processing,
keeping the old copy pool up to date during the change, and creating the
new copy pool.
Any ideas on a better way to accomplish this would be appreciated!!!
It seems to me there should be a feature that allows:
1) copy a copy pool
2) A migration hierarchy on copy pools just like primary pools
3) allow a pool to span libraries
I like #3. I've never quite understood the limitation of a pool having
to reside within a library. I've used several other
backup packages that allowed this. I found it a very useful
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