well, DELETE VOLUME is a secure way.. to loose your data.
dsmadmc> HELP DELETE VOLUME
If the volume being deleted is a primary storage pool volume, the
server checks whether any copy storage pool has copies of files
that are being deleted. When files stored in a primary storage
pool volume are deleted, any copies of these files in copy storage
pools are also deleted.
1) If you are NOW to restore files from this volume,
simply tell TSM the volume is destroyed:
UPDATE VOLUME BlahBlah access=destroyed
and subsequent DSMC RESTORE will
retsore files from backup storage pool (assuming the volumes required are
After restore use RESTORE VOLUME or RESTORE STG
to recreate you primary storage pool volumes.
Check the HELP command for more details.
2) Alternatively, if you are afraid not all files from the volume concerned
have redundant copy in a backup storage pool,
use AUDIT VOLUME first followed with RESTORE VOLUME or RESTORE STG,
a n d with BACKUP STG,
then goto (1).
Von: Mike Bantz [mailto:mbantz AT RSINC DOT COM]
Gesendet: Montag, 05. April 2004 16:57
An: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Betreff: Restoring data after deleting a volume
So I've got a volume that got all sorts of messed up somehow, one that
resides in my tapepool. I've tried moving the data from it with no luck -
too many errors. Since I should have a copy of this in the copy pool, I
should be all set. So I'm going to delete the volume with discarddata=yes
and make sure I've got the data from the copypool mirrored back onto the
tapepool (onto a new tape somewhere).
Question is, how do I do that? As in syntax? I can't just be "restore vol
00035-L1" or something that simple, right?
Thanks in advance...
Research Systems, Inc