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Migrating from TSM 5.4 on AIX to TSM 6.3 on Windows

Discussion in 'TSM Server' started by asanadi, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. asanadi

    asanadi New Member

    Jun 15, 2012
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    I'm looking to migrate from TSM 5.4 on AIX to TSM 6.3 on Windows.

    From a couple of other forum posts I understand that the generally accepted/recommended approach would be to export server to server. (Storage space will likely not be an issue, though volume of data might.)

    Question 1: Would the TSM source server need to be at the same version as the target server? i.e. would I need to upgrade TSM on AIX to 6.3 before running the server to server export?

    I am also investigating an alternate approach: If the volume of data is such that time constraints prevent server to server export from being feasible then attempt a database level export, import without actually moving any data.

    So, Upgrade TSM on AIX to 6.3, followed by db2move/db2look on the TSM DB2 database.

    Question 2: Has anyone tried this before? I am in the process of simulating this with test data on TSM5.4 on a Linux VM with a move to TSM6.3 on a Windows VM. I plan to share my experience (successful or not) but hope that someone may have already attempted this.
  3. moon-buddy

    moon-buddy Moderator

    Aug 24, 2005
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    Electronics Engineer, Security Professional
    Somewhere in the US
    To move from one platform to another platform, you can only do server export. Period. I am doing right now a TSM 5.5 on HP-UX to TSM 6.1.5 on Linux export. I suggest upgrading your TSM 5.4 to 5.5 before exporting to 6.3.x. But why Windows - you are trading a Rolls Royce for a Kia - at least that is my opinion.

    As I said you cannot do this - different platform can only be exported. Period. Don't attempt as this is just as waste of time.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2013
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