Re: [ADSM-L] RFE 17805

2012-03-29 14:42:51
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] RFE 17805
From: John Monahan <John.Monahan AT US.LOGICALIS DOT COM>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:23:05 -0400
I believe TSM 6.3 node replication is one answer to your request.

John Monahan
Delivery Consultant
Logicalis, Inc. 

Business and technology working as one 

This e-mail message is intended only for the confidential and privileged use of 
the addressee (or others authorized to receive for the addressee). If you are 
not an intended recipient, please delete the e-mail and any attachments and 
notify the sender immediately

-----Original Message-----
From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager [mailto:ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU] On Behalf Of 
Loon, EJ van - SPLXO
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 3:31 AM
Subject: Re: RFE 17805

Hi Remco!
I totally agree!
In our shop we had to create a dedicated server to enable backups in case of a 
disaster. It contains a standby primary pool with 500 tapes, just sitting 
there, costing money. This pool is located on the remote location and is 
readonly. When the primary pool is lost, we have to make this pool readwrite so 
backups can continue.
In this case you can see that the primary focus of development is still on 
restore, while backing up became equally vital. Oracle database rely on a 
frequent backup of the archive logs. When they become full, Oracle simply stops.
I voted for your RFE and request others to do the same. It takes just one 
minute of your time.
Kind regards,
Eric van Loon

-----Original Message-----
From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager [mailto:ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU] On Behalf Of 
Remco Post
Sent: woensdag 28 maart 2012 20:43
Subject: RFE 17805

Hi all,

I submitted a RFE for TSM regarding the behavior of copy pools.

You can find the RFE via and search for 
RFE ID 17805.

I'd like to invite all off you to vote on this RFE if you find it useful, so 
that development can get a good idea of how important this FRE would be to the 

Below you find the input I submitted:

Description:    For one storage pool to be an exact replica of another
pool and be equivalent in every way, to the extend that if one pool becomes 
unavailable all activity continues on the remaining pool, including write 

This would also involve changing the behavior of commands like delete volume, 
migration, etc.

Use case:       In a dual-site setup with two tape libraries, one would
want operations to continue as seamless as possible in case of a site disaster. 
Current copy storage pools can't be promoted to primary pools, so with the 
current technology one has to create new storage pools on the second site, even 
though a copy storage pool is already available.

Business justification: there are many dual site setup with IBM and its
customers. All data in a TSM server environment (disk) can be mirrored, but as 
soon as the primary tape storage pools become unavailable, there is a lot of 
manual intervention involved before normal operations can continue.

Met vriendelijke groeten/Kind Regards,

Remco Post AT plcs DOT nl
+31 6 248 21 622
For information, services and offers, please visit our web site: This e-mail and any attachment may contain confidential and 
privileged material intended for the addressee only. If you are not the 
addressee, you are notified that no part of the e-mail or any attachment may be 
disclosed, copied or distributed, and that any other action related to this 
e-mail or attachment is strictly prohibited, and may be unlawful. If you have 
received this e-mail by error, please notify the sender immediately by return 
e-mail, and delete this message. 

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij NV (KLM), its subsidiaries and/or its 
employees shall not be liable for the incorrect or incomplete transmission of 
this e-mail or any attachments, nor responsible for any delay in receipt. 
Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (also known as KLM Royal Dutch 
Airlines) is registered in Amstelveen, The Netherlands, with registered number 

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>