ADSM-L

Re: Power saving and TSM backups

2006-08-18 09:13:18
Subject: Re: Power saving and TSM backups
From: Angus Macdonald <Angus.Macdonald AT NWW-TR.WALES.NHS DOT UK>
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 14:12:43 +0100
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.

-----Original Message-----
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
backup_and_shutdown.cmd:

   cd /d "c:\program files\tivoli\tsm\baclient"
   dsmc i > dsmc.out 2>&1
   shutdown -s

Regards,

Andy

Andy Raibeck
IBM Software Group
Tivoli Storage Manager Client Development
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ager.html

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"ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU> wrote on 08/16/2006
07:01:38 PM:

> 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.
We
> would like to see a way that users could initiate a backup/auto-shutdown
as
> 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?
>
> ..Paul

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