[ADSM-L] Collocation

2007-04-20 11:31:27
Subject: [ADSM-L] Collocation
From: William Kyndt <William.Kyndt AT MILLER.CO DOT UK>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 16:16:09 +0100

We currently use Tivoli Version 5.3.2 and wish to implement collocation
for some of our servers. I have a few questions regarding enabling
collocation and would appreciate any advice anyone is able to share.

1. When enabling collocation for a group of servers, does a full backup
of the servers occur to group the data on as few volumes as possible
followed by incremental backups? Or do incremental backups still occur
as normal and are simply grouped on pre defined volumes?

2. Is there a way to collocate data already backed up onto fewer

We use GroupWise as our e-mail system which comprises of thousands of
files and directories, when performing a full system restore which can
be in excess of 500 GB this can take some time because of all the tape
mounts taking place. We are hoping that by collocating this data onto
fewer tapes this will reduce the length of time taken to complete a
complete restore in the event of a disaster.

Any advice surrounding collocation would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,


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