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It has been a while when I set one up. I'll be honest and this was still with TSM 5.x.IBM has it in their documentation that having a tape library at a different site than your TSM server is possible. Does anyone have any experience with this? Any cons besides networking issues? What networking protocols did you use? Did you use FC straight through or FCoE?
Personally, I would not setup something like this even if the distance is less than 5 miles.Thank you for your post, the information is helpful. I should probably explain a little more what the end goal is. I am setting up a new TS4500 to place my TS3500, the new library will have TS1160 drives. This is for my primary site. The sites I am talking about will be strictly for DR. The DR server will be at a second site and the two tape drives will be mounted in a rack unit at a third site. Distance will be less than 5 miles. Daily change is like 5TB. Total data backed up around 200TB.