Re: Power saving and TSM backups
If you hibernate PCs instead of shutting them down, Windows can run a
scheduled task that wakes the machine from hibernation, runs the backup then
hibernates again. You get all the power savings of a "proper" shutdown but
the machine can still be automatically backed up.
From: Andrew Raibeck [mailto:storman AT US.IBM DOT COM]
Sent: 17 August 2006 05:21
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] Power saving and TSM backups
I can't speak to Mac or Linux, but Windows has the shutdown.exe program.
So you could easily write a script to launch the client backup, then run
shutdown.exe. Trivial example of a hypothetical script called
cd /d "c:\program files\tivoli\tsm\baclient"
dsmc i > dsmc.out 2>&1
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"ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU> wrote on 08/16/2006
> One way we are looking to save energy is to turn computers off at
> night. As we typically run backups at night, this presents a problem.
> would like to see a way that users could initiate a backup/auto-shutdown
> they leave work for the day so that their computers aren't left on all
> night. We estimate that the energy savings would be substantial. Some
> other backup products provide this capability.
> Has anyone else figured out a way to do this with TSM on Windows, MacOS,
> and Linux?
> Has anyone else wished that TSM had a way to do this?