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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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DR Test - Things learned
I just did a DR test from one data center to another involving TSM and our Data Domain (DD) which we have configured for NFS and VTL usage. Things to know... We backup the TSM DB to the DD NFS file system The TSM server was not brought up on its own LPAR in...

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Find WWN's in AIX
So I use the following script to find WWN's in AIX. Does anyone have a better script they'd like to share? #!/usr/bin/ksh CSV=","  for FCSX in `lscfg | grep fcs | awk '{ print $2 }' | sort` do  echo ${FCSX}${CSV}`lscfg -vl ${FCSX} | grep "Network Address" |...

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Oracle RMAN Catalogue Cleanup - Revisited
Over a Decade ago I wrote an article on Object cleanup due to the issues with RMAN and our DBA's not keeping it sync'd with TSM. I then revisited it in 2007 and since then have not had to use it much. With version 6 of TSM I have not worried about my DB siz...

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