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Tape Library in remote site with storage agent, possible?

Discussion in 'Tape / Media Library' started by thestorageagent, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. thestorageagent

    thestorageagent New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm new here but I have been following/reading for 3+ years already. I need some help regarding TSM storage agent and tape libraries with remote configurations:

    We have a remote site where we need to backup a few servers using TSM.

    We have a SAS TS3100 tape library attached to a server, and we cannot install TSM server on it.

    Is it possible to have the storage agent installed on that machine, and perform a "LANFREE" configuration on the servers in the site to backup to this storage agent instead of the TSM?

    Reasons why this would not work:
    -no path from TSM Server to Library in remote site
    -no path from TSM server to Drives in remote site

    Thank you.
     
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  3. thestorageagent

    thestorageagent New Member

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    Any help? Anyone?

    Maybe the following questions are easier to answer:
    -Can i have multiple Library managers in my TSM environment (one per site)?
    -If i have library managers, do I need to have a path from my TSM server to the Library/Drives?

    Thanks again!
     
  4. moon-buddy

    moon-buddy Moderator

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    To answer your first post, you cannot have (as you cited) LAN Free backup running if the TSM server does not have a path to the tape drives.

    If you have library managers - which you need to have TSM server installed on the remote server (I believe you said that this is not an option) - you don't need physical paths from the Client TSM server to the Library manager to backup nodes.
     
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  5. thestorageagent

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    Hi moon-buddy, thanks a lot for your reply!

    By TSM servers, i meant full instances of TSM.

    Can I have multiple library managers? i.e. one per site?

    Will the client node still be managed by the primary TSM server in the main site? (schedules, policies, etc..)

    Can i install the library manager and the storage agent on the same box?
     
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    Yes you can - I have a setup with three remote library managers.



    Yes - all you need to do is have a server to server communication setup and other setups configured properly.

    You can but not recommended. I found this to slow this up and when one freezes, you affect both environments.
     

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