[ADSM-L] Small TSM environment with removable file volumes for offsite

2012-03-22 12:31:38
Subject: [ADSM-L] Small TSM environment with removable file volumes for offsite
From: Bob Levad <blevad AT WINNEBAGOIND DOT COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:29:32 +0000

I'm looking at building a very small TSM environment to support a remote site.

Since there are only a couple of terabytes of data and the change rate should 
be only a few hundred gig per day, what I'm thinking of is a TSM server with 
about 5TB of internal storage for onsite deduped file pools.

For offsite, I want to use bare SATA drives as removable file volumes (not 

For the initial proof of concept, I'd use an inexpensive SATA dock with 3.5 
inch 1TB or 2TB drives for the offsite copy volume and small (100GB or so) 2.5 
inch drives for the data base backups.

These drives would go offsite in plastic drive sleeves daily and reclaims would 
run from the onsite pools.

I've found a little about using removable file pool volumes, but I wanted to 
run this by the experts to see what others may have tried.

For disaster recovery, it might be nice if all the drives could be mounted in 
an enclosure (I don't think there will be over about a dozen offsite volumes) 
-- Maybe a Promise SAN in JBOD mode or something that can be used with bare 

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