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How can I find out if the backup was made in V2archive data?


Active Newcomer
Hi all,
we have a problem, we backup since years with the same command line
when we upgraded the TSM to 7and now 8, we noticed a problem with the dsmj GUI.
Every time we open the GUI, it takes hours to complete, during this process, no backup or restore is possible.

We already got in contact with IBM, unfortunately, they cant help. theyanswered the following

Unfortunately development has not think of any good way to convert old
existing V2 client data to new version data since it is determined during archive. The only option we see is to retrieve such old V2 client data and delete from server then perform archive again. However such steps are complex and time consuming since we need to identify those V2 client objects first, then do the above steps for all of them but
unfortunately the only way to replace V2 archives."

Do anyone know how to find out which data is backuped with the V2 option?
I've already asked, but havent get an answer since weeks.

Thanks for you help



Active Newcomer
Ohh no. we upgraded 2 months ago from 7.1 to 8.1 and a year ago or so from 6.x

Do you know a way or a SQL command to find out the old data?

Thanks again for your reply


Active Newcomer
For us it really matters, because sometimes we need that dsmj GUI for administration stuff. we have some million assets in it and it takes now 3 hours to open that interface.
I would like to have a way to retrieve that old data and archive it into a new pool.
IBM hasent responded for weeks ;( I hoped there is a SQL field where I could see in what Version it was archived.

Thanks again

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