restore directly from copy pool tapes

2006-08-09 10:43:12
Subject: restore directly from copy pool tapes
From: Richard Hammersley <hammersl AT XAVIER DOT EDU>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 10:40:11 -0400
I'm working on a disaster recovery scenario where our TSM server (AIX) and tape
library (3584)that has 90 LTO tapes in tape pools is destroyed and several other
servers are destroyed.  We have approx. 85 copy pool tapes off site.

Our thought is to recreate the TSM server via mksysb, restore the TSM database,
etc.  Then get several of our critical other systems up and restore their data
by using the copy pool tapes and then recreate the tapes in the tape pools in
the tape library.

How does one set up the recreated TSM server so that it does not think that the
tape pool tapes are in the tape library ?

How does one restore from copy pool tapes ?

Are we going about this in a realistic way ?

Thank you.