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scheduled command failed_RC:255


ADSM.ORG Moderator
Looks like we are backing up MS SQL via the TDP that are hosted on a Windows os.
With not much information to work with other than that the TDP SQL schedule backup failed with return code 255.

- Is this a new schedule backup? If not, what changed?
- If we perform a manual backup via the TDP does the process complete with success?
- If we manually execute the sqlIncr.cmd file, does the process complete with success?

I suspect that we may be using the TSM scheduler service.
Does the TSM schedule service have permission to access the MS SQL?

Good Luck,


ADSM.ORG Moderator
With not much information to work with other than that the TDP SQL schedule backup failed with return code 255.
To be more precise, the last command of c:\progra~1\tivoli\tsm\tdpsql\sqlIncr.cmd failed with return code 255. If the last command of the script it the TDP backup, then that failed with 255. If there's another command that runs that does something else, that that would be it.

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