I want to thank everyone for all their valuable inputs!
This forum rocks.
From: Stapleton, Mark [mailto:mark.stapleton AT BERBEE DOT COM]
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 12:25 PM
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Subject: Re: Delete a single file on TSM
From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager on behalf of John Bremer
>run a select * from backups with the required node_name, filespace_name,
>etc to find the object id, then delete object 0 xxxxxxxxx
...and guess what happens if you do this? If everything is copacetic, it
deletes the object.
And if everything is *not* copacetic? It will corrupt the database and down
you go If you are lucky, it will go down immediately; if you are not, it may
not go down for a day or three. And when you call Tivoli support and tell
them what you did, they'll tell you, "Gee, 'delete object' is an unsupported
command, to be used only at the direction of Tivoli support. Guess you'll
have to restore your database from your last good backup. Thanks for
playing!" If it's been two or three days since the last good db backup
you've done, your TSM system is good and truly hosed.
Do yourself a favor, Calvin. *Do not* do this. As Mr. Sims commented in an
earlier posting, stay within the bounds of policies established by your IT
infrastructure. Deleting a single file pointer from the TSM database isn't
worth the risk. Why do you want to do this anyway?
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