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Chad Small
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Easily replaced by a small shell script!
Easily replaced by a small shell script!

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TSM/Spectrum Protect 7.x Client Issue
I ran across an issue with the TSM/Spectrum Protect client recently that through investigation showed that the issue has not been patched and the supposed resolution works....sometimes. The issue is that when an AIX backup is running you can experience the ...

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TSM SQL TDP Better Backup Script
On a call today I had an admin complain that the TSM SQL TDP was issuing failed backup errors when the script encountered a database that was offline. So I asked if he had searched Google for an alternate script and he had not. I did a quick query and found...

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TSM Menu - Bash Shell Scripting
For years I have maintained a shell script on our jump server that was a menu for accessing all the TSM servers in our environment. It was a nice interface and great for noobies. It allowed for you to set your password and ID variables before the menu loade...

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Spectrum Protect 8.1 New DB Functions Supported
I upgraded some of my 6.3.4 servers to TSM 8.1 recently and have found the newer DB2 version (v11.1) offers some added functions for SQL queries. I have been trying to build a report to track an Exchange DAG servers backups. The problem is that the easiest ...

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TSM Server 8.1
I just upgraded some servers to TSM 8.1 and our reporting tool and some of my scripts are failing and generating " unkown column"  errors. Be aware that with TSM 8.1 IBM change some of the tables schema and previous tables that had NODE_NAME or DOMAIN_NAME ...

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Learn From My Mistakes
We recently did a DR test and ran into a serious issue with the recovery of the TSM instance. The DR test was to restore the TSM DB from data center A (DC-A) to data center B. The DC-A instance had been created the previous year so we only needed to remove ...

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Why Are You Not Using Google & YouTube?
I had an OS Admin contact me through LinkedIn and G-Mail asking for help on trying to find his archived data. He didn't have much experience with TSM and was looking for information on how to find the long term backups (i.e. Archives). I asked him if he eve...

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Why Are You Not Using Google & YouTube?
I had an OS Admin contact me through LinkedIn and G-Mail asking for help on trying to find his archived data. He didn't have much experience with TSM and was looking for information on how to find the long term backups (i.e. Archives). I asked him if he eve...

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TSM Explorer
I've been notified by the developer of TSMExplorer that a more current free edition is available for anyone looking for a GUI based management tool for TSM. Below is a brief note from the developer. "TSMExplorer GUI is  free application for TSM server manag...

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Restoring TSM Without A Volhist
Someone in the comments to an old post just asked for directions/instructions on restoring TSM without a volume history or devconfig file. Well, I got some bad news and some not so bad but not fun news. We will start with the not so bad news. If you don't h...
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