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Moving TSM Server To New Hardware and OS

Discussion in 'TSM Server' started by jayp2200, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. jayp2200

    jayp2200 ADSM.ORG Member

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    Our company has recently purchased a new HP server and new disk storage for it so I would like to know the best method and steps needed for moving/migrating our current TSM server setup to it.

    Our current system is an IBM x3650 M3 which is running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard and TSM version 7.1.6.0. The new HP server will be running Windows Server 2012 R2 but will keep the same TSM 7.1.6.0 version. The existing IBM TS3310 tape library will need to be moved to the new server as well.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    moon-buddy ADSM.ORG Moderator

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    Simple answer:

    Build the new TSM server on Windows 2012
    Install TSM 7.1.6.0 and configure exactly as you have on the current TSM server - tape library, diskpool, etc.
    Backup the TSM DB from the old TSM server
    Move the Library connections from the old to the new TSM server
    Shutdown the TSM server
    Restore the DB to the New TSM server.
    Start the new TSM server
     
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    OK, I was hoping it would be that simple. Thanks for the help!
     
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    Can I just chuck an additional question on here, save starting a new thread - we're about to do a very similar thing. Can you confirm that we need to create a TSM instance on the new server and then overwrite it with the restore please?
    I.e. its not enough just to install TSM, we must run dsmicfgx and create a new instance first? And we don't need to drop the new instance we created - we can just 'overwrite' it with the database restore?
     
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    Yes, good question! In addition, I'm wondering if we need to copy the existing data over to the new server as well before or after the db is restored?
     
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    No need - create the new instance with the same name as the old one - with same settings - and when you do a restore, all of the so called 'data' will show up.

    This procedure is similar to a DR scenario except you don't make all of the tapes read only. The server BIOS name and IP address does not have to be the same. However, the instance name - the TSM server name - must be the same as the old one and that ALL nodes must be accessing the TSM via a DNS name and NOT by IP address.
     
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