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Re: Restore Sun Solaris from scratch

2000-11-03 11:40:11
Subject: Re: Restore Sun Solaris from scratch
From: Estee Chen <glicadsm AT HOTMAIL DOT COM>
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 16:39:44 GMT
hi,
Just some extra input for mksysb. On our site,we direct mksysb backup of
each server to a filesystem/file (instead of tape), eg.
/mksysb/server1_mksysb.110200, get TSM/ADSM to backup the file during daily
backup. We have NIM(Network Installation Management) server set up, so if we
need to rebuild server1, we restore server1_mksysb.110200 to NIM server,
perform network boot on server1 (of cause, you need to define 'machine'
server1 in NIM server), push the mksysb images from NIM to server1.... the
rest of the steps is just like restoring from tape, only different is by
this way, we don't have to worry having each servers connected to a tape
drive, backing mksysb to tape drive, tape rotation, etc... also mainly, it's
much faster over the high speed network than a DLT tape drive.

Cheers,
Estee Chen
Guardian Life, New York.


From: Shekhar Dhotre <Shekhar.Dhotre.B AT BAYER DOT COM>
Reply-To: "ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU>
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Subject: Re: Restore Sun Solaris from scratch
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 11:13:40 -0500

How do you handle rotation of mksysb tapes.. How many mksysb tapes do you
have ?




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Subject: Re: Restore Sun Solaris from scratch

We use the internal 8mm drive;  since we need a librarian for the DRM pool,
they just make daily rounds, so the OS mksysb tape goes offsite along with
the daily DRM pulls.

On the subject of Solaris, all OS CD's are bootable, so it's not such a
stretch to use that to get started with a TSM restore... just not as
elegant
as the TKG solution.

BTW, we've heard TKG also has a Win2k solution in the works;  these folks
may quickly become the place to go for full-server rebuild product.

Regards,
Don

Don France

Technical Architect - Unix Engineering/P.A.C.E.
San Jose, CA
mailto:dfrance AT pacbell DOT net
PACE - http://www.pacepros.com
Bus-Ph:   (408) 257-3037


 -----Original Message-----
From:   Shekhar Dhotre [mailto:Shekhar.Dhotre.B AT BAYER DOT COM]
Sent:   Thursday, November 02, 2000 9:16 AM
To:     ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Subject:        Re: Restore Sun Solaris from scratch

>we protect our AIX rootvg using mksysb tapes on a daily rotation;

  AIX mksysb dailly rotation ? how you are doing this? using DLT`(from
tivoli)
  or 4mm or 8mm tape drive  attched to RS/6000 box?
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