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

2012-11-16 09:40:23
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] tsm windows 2003 physical server restore to vmware
From: Rick Adamson <RickAdamson AT WINN-DIXIE DOT COM>
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:36:43 +0000
IMHO, waaaay too expensive.


-----Original Message-----
From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager [mailto:ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU] On Behalf Of 
Kenneth Bury
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2012 8:18 AM
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] tsm windows 2003 physical server restore to vmware

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/Tivol
> i_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
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Ken Bury