Re: [ADSM-L] Backup procedures for PICK/UNIDATA

2007-04-23 14:57:14
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] Backup procedures for PICK/UNIDATA
From: Rick Saylor <rsaylor AT AUSTINCC DOT EDU>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 13:38:44 -0500

Our Unidata database is backed up with TSM and as you've suggested
the dbpause and dbresume are used to ensure a good backup. A TSM
prebackup script pauses the database, takes a snapshot of the
database and then resumes the database access. TSM then backs up the
now static copy of the database. This way the database is only paused
for a few seconds. Once the backup is complete a postbackup scripts
removes the snapshot. You didn't say what your environment is but
ours is AIX 5.2 with the database on a mirrored JFS2 filesystem.

This has worked well for us. Each day the backup is restored to a
remote site as well as our test system. We've never had any problems.
Let me know if you have any other questions.

Rick Saylor

Austin Community College

At 11:21 AM 4/23/2007, you wrote:

Any of you esteemed folks using TSM to backup/restore UNIDATA or other
implementations of a PICK database?  Specifically, are you using the
dbpause and dbresume commands?

Easy, hard, impossible?

Thoughts as always much appreciated.


Kelly J. Lipp
VP Manufacturing & CTO
STORServer, Inc.
485-B Elkton Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
lipp AT storserver DOT com

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