Re: Reuse node name

2006-08-26 19:27:04
Subject: Re: Reuse node name
From: Len Boyle <Len.Boyle AT SAS DOT COM>
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2006 19:26:25 -0400
Hello Keith, 

You can use the TSM server "rename filespace" command to rename the data for 
the existing Windows 2000 server. If you rename them to patterns that will 
never exist on the new server the future backups will not change them. But the 
data will be available from the new cliet server for restores. 
At the end of the time period that you wish to keep the data, you can use the 
TSM "delete filespace" command to remove the data from the TSM server. If you 
are a belt and suspenders kind of person, you can create an export or backupset 
to save the data before deleting. 


-----Original Message-----
From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager [mailto:ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU] On Behalf Of 
Keith Arbogast
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 3:18 PM
Subject: [ADSM-L] Reuse node name

A Windows sys-admin wishes to replace an existing Windows 2000 server
with a newly built Windows 2003 server, but using the old name for
the new server.  We have been backing up the old server for some
time.  He is adamant that he won't need to roll back to the old
server, or restore any files from its backups.

I'm wondering what problems might occur when we start backing up
files from the new client, for instance since the file systems on the
old and new servers will be somewhat different.

Would the best way to avoid problems be to do a RENAME NODE of the
old client?  Then, register the new server with the old name and TSM
won't have any records associated with that name to 'confuse' it.

If there is a simpler way, or if no intervention is required, I would
be glad to know that.

Our TSM servers are at version

Thank you,
Keith Arbogast

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