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Re: [ADSM-L] tsm windows 2003 physical server restore to vmware

2012-11-16 08:36:19
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] tsm windows 2003 physical server restore to vmware
From: Andrew Raibeck <storman AT US.IBM DOT COM>
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 08:27:40 -0500
> I doubt you have the time to do all the things Andy mentioned.

But I stand by my "test, revise, test" advice, regardless of the
solution! :-)))

Best regards,

Andy Raibeck
IBM Software Group
Tivoli Storage Manager Client Product Development
Level 3 Team Lead
Internal Notes e-mail: Andrew Raibeck/Hartford/[email protected]
Internet e-mail: storman AT us.ibm DOT com

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager support web page:
http://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/Overview/Software/Tivoli/Tivoli_Storage_Manager

"ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT vm.marist DOT edu> wrote on 2012-11-16
08:18:25:

> From: Kenneth Bury <kenbury1 AT GMAIL DOT COM>
> To: ADSM-L AT vm.marist DOT edu,
> Date: 2012-11-16 08:19
> Subject: Re: tsm windows 2003 physical server restore to vmware
> Sent by: "ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT vm.marist DOT edu>
>
> The best thing to do is to make the investment in TBMR. The product is
> designed and supported to do exactly what you described with no
> special infrastructure or changes to TSM required. TBMR does the bare
metal
> recovery  adjusts the Windows OS to make sure all the drivers and
> preconditions are met and then puts back the TSM backup. I doubt you have
> the time to do all the things Andy mentioned.
> http://www.cristie.com/products/disaster-recovery/tbmr/windows/
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 10:04 PM, Andrew Raibeck <storman AT us.ibm DOT com>
wrote:
>
> > As I like to say: Try it and see!
> >
> > I do not speak for Microsoft, but my understanding is that if you run
into
> > a problem that is OS related, they might provide "best effort"
assistance
> > at best.
> >
> > Having said that, the best chance for this to work is to ensure that
VMware
> > guest has its virtual hardware configured as similarly as possible to
that
> > of your TSM Windows server. The most likely cause of problems will be
> > differences in hardware. Be sure to even consider the disk geometry
when
> > matching the h/w configuration, e.g., number of sectors per track,
number
> > of tracks per cylinder, etc., on the virtual h/w should match those of
the
> > physical machine. Proper planning, test, test, test, revise as needed,
and
> > more test, test, test, are keys to success.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Andy Raibeck
> > IBM Software Group
> > Tivoli Storage Manager Client Product Development
> > Level 3 Team Lead
> > Internal Notes e-mail: Andrew Raibeck/Hartford/[email protected]
> > Internet e-mail: storman AT us.ibm DOT com
> >
> > IBM Tivoli Storage Manager support web page:
> >
> > http://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/Overview/Software/Tivoli/
> Tivoli_Storage_Manager
> >
> > "ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT vm.marist DOT edu> wrote on 2012-11-15
> > 19:33:49:
> >
> > > From: Tim Brown <TBrown AT CENHUD DOT COM>
> > > To: ADSM-L AT vm.marist DOT edu,
> > > Date: 2012-11-15 19:36
> > > Subject: tsm windows 2003 physical server restore to vmware
> > > Sent by: "ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT vm.marist DOT edu>
> > >
> > > Is it possible to restore a physical windows 2003 server to a
> > > windows 2003 image running under vmware via tsm
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Tim Brown
> > > Supervisor Computer Operations
> > > Central Hudson Gas & Electric
> > > 284 South Ave
> > > Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
> > > Email: tbrown AT cenhud DOT com<mailto:tbrown AT cenhud DOT com>
> > <<mailto:tbrown AT cenhud DOT com
> > > >>
> > > Phone: 845-486-5643
> > > Fax: 845-486-5921
> > > Cell: 845-235-4255
> > >
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>
> --
> Ken Bury
>