TSM Path Failover
Install Server Part 1
Install Server Part 2
Setup Storage Pool Space And Run The First Backup/Restore
Data Deduplication Best Practices
Setup the Deduplication
Changing TSM Server Hostname
Upgrade TSM server from 6.3.1 to 6.3.4
TSM Monitoring & Reporting
Install and configure Operations Center
TSM for File
Install Backup-Archive Client
Change the retain version of the archived data
TSM for Virtual Environment
TSM for Virtual Environment References
Install Data Protection for VMware
Backup and Restore VMware Virtual Machine Part 1
Backup and Restore VMware Virtual Machine Part 2
Remove TSM for VE Plugin in vCenter
Backup VMware VM with Physical RDM or Independent Disks
Something You Should Know Before Changing VM Display Name
Backup VMware VM template
TSM for SQL
Install Data Protection for SQL Server
Backup SQL Database
Restore SQL Database
TSM for SharePoint
Install TSM for SharePoint
Backup and Restore SharePoint
TSM for Exchange
Install TSM Data Protection for Exchange
Backup and Restore Exchange Part 1
Backup and Restore Exchange Part 2
Backup and Restore Exchange 2010 DAG Best Practices
FMM16014I The Return Code is 2
The Server Is Disabled
DP for Exchange Management Console Hangs While Restoring Mailbox
MMC Failed to Load IBM Flash Copy Manager Snap-in
Object reference not set to an instance of an object
(Type) Site Collection (Path) Error message: An error occurred while backup a list. Id:00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000, Url:00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000.Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
Database Cache Hit Ratio Is Too Low
Events Missed From ‘q event * * begind=today-1’
Virtual Machine Could Not be Found on VMware Server
VMware Incremental Backup Failed
CadSchedName Registry Value is Empty
TSM upgrade failure trouleshooting
Bring tape drive path online
Hidden VMware snapshots issue
ANS4015E Error processing ‘virtual-machine-name‘: unexpected TSM error (115) encountered
ANR0852E DELETE FILESPACE: No matching file spaces found
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Hi Jackie, do you have any experience with tsm and as400 integration ?? My company wants to backup db2 on as400 using tsm.
Thanks for your help
Hi Luis, I did not do it personally. Try Google, there should be some information out there.
Hi, you must use BRMS for AS/400
Great site with lots of information! When would you have time to do a step by step foolproof guide to upgrading tsm administration center 6.3.4 to 188.8.131.520 while maintaining custom reports, connection and user information
Hi Jakie, could you please show me how to migrate from TSM 5.5 to TSM 6.2 which has different server.
I face a problem of TDP for Exchange 2010 configuration in a DAG environment.
I have three DAG nodes; but for test reasons, I have just installed the BAC/TDP in the most passive server and “finish” all DAG recomended configurations for such case.
After all, nothing works. When I schedule my backup job in the TSM server side, after linking it with the TSM_DAG_NODE, the only node configured (the most passive node) responds but the schedule failed with RC=9009
have you an idea?
Hi Jackie, do you have any experience with tsm 7.1 with Operation Center, and work with TS3200?
Do you have something wrt to client performance parameters like resourceutilization, maxnummp etc. I want to know if resourceutilization parameter has any role when taking backup to a disk pool.
I get a requirement for setup tsm schedule for client server.
SCHEDULE NAME ACTION Start Days START TIME Retention
DAILY Backups DIFFERENTIAL M-F 7:00 PM 5 weeks
WEEKLY FULL Sat/Sun 7:00 PM 10 weeks
MONTHLY FULL First Weekend every Month 7:00 PM 1 year
QUARTERLY FULL First Weekend every 4th Month 7:00 PM 3 years
ANNUAL FULL Dec 31 / Jan 1 7:00 PM 7 years
Can’t understand well. How to manage so many schedules in TSM.
Creating schedules is easy, please read my previous post – http://jackiechen.org/2012/06/11/tsm-6-3-create-schedule/
I try to define schedule as below.
define schedule TSMBACKUP HB-BIZ-DEV01_Daily_Incr description=”HB-BIZ-DEV01 Daily Backup C: Drives” action=incremental objects=”c:\*” startdate=11/06/2014 starttime=19:00:00 duration=1 durunits=hours dayofweek=WEEKDay
define association TSMBACKUP HB-BIZ-DEV01_Daily_Incr HB-BIZ-DEV01
tsm: TSM-SERVER>q sch
Domain * Schedule Name Action Start Date/Time Duration Period Day
———— – —————- —— ——————– ——– —— —
TSMBACKUP HB-BIZ-DEV01_DA- Inc Bk 11/06/2014 19:00:00 1 H 1 D WD
But I check all logs from dsmsched.log on Nov 6, 2014. I don’t find any incr action on 19:00:00.
11/06/2014 06:08:15 Scheduler has been started by Dsmcad.
11/06/2014 06:08:15 TSM Backup-Archive Client Version 6, Release 3, Level 2.0
11/06/2014 06:08:15 Querying server for next scheduled event.
11/06/2014 06:08:15 Node Name: HB-BIZ-DEV01
11/06/2014 06:08:15 Session established with server TSM-SERVER: Linux/x86_64
11/06/2014 06:08:15 Server Version 7, Release 1, Level 1.0
11/06/2014 06:08:15 Server date/time: 11/06/2014 06:07:54 Last access: 11/06/2014 06:07:53
11/06/2014 06:08:15 — SCHEDULEREC QUERY BEGIN
11/06/2014 06:08:15 — SCHEDULEREC QUERY END
11/06/2014 06:08:15 No schedule returned from server.
11/06/2014 06:08:15 Scheduler has been stopped.
11/06/2014 18:08:32 Scheduler has been started by Dsmcad.
11/06/2014 18:08:32 TSM Backup-Archive Client Version 6, Release 3, Level 2.0
11/06/2014 18:08:32 Querying server for next scheduled event.
11/06/2014 18:08:32 Node Name: HB-BIZ-DEV01
11/06/2014 18:08:32 Session established with server TSM-SERVER: Linux/x86_64
11/06/2014 18:08:32 Server Version 7, Release 1, Level 1.0
11/06/2014 18:08:32 Server date/time: 11/06/2014 18:08:10 Last access: 11/06/2014 18:08:03
11/06/2014 18:08:32 — SCHEDULEREC QUERY BEGIN
11/06/2014 18:08:32 — SCHEDULEREC QUERY END
11/06/2014 18:08:32 No schedule returned from server.
11/06/2014 18:08:32 Scheduler has been stopped.
Can’t understand well what’s problem for schedule job.
Ensure the scheduler is running on the node. In some cases, you have to re-install it. I have some seen that scheduler runs but could not talk to the TSM server.
I check dsmsched.log and find this error info.
11/10/2014 16:35:38 ANS0299E Scheduler cannot be started manually because the value of MANAGEDSERVICES option is SCHEDULE.
11/10/2014 16:35:38 Scheduler has been stopped.
So I update dsm.opt and remove MANAGEDSERVICES option. And restart TSM Client Acceptor and Scheduler. Will check if the scheduler works or not later.
C:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient>dsmcutil query /name:”TSM Client Acceptor”
TSM Windows NT Client Service Configuration Utility
Command Line Interface – Version 6, Release 3, Level 2.0
(C) Copyright IBM Corporation, 1990, 2013, All Rights Reserved.
Last Updated Dec 3 2013
TSM Api Version 6.3.2
Command: Query TSM Client Service Parameters
Machine: HB-BIZ-DEV01(Local Machine)
Connecting to service ‘TSM Client Acceptor’ …
Service Name : TSM Client Acceptor
Image Path : “C:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient\dsmcad.exe”
Logon Account : LocalSystem
Start Type : Auto
Current Status : Started
TSM Client Service Registry Settings:
Client Service Type = Client Acceptor Service
Partner Service = (value not currently set)
Cad Schedule Service = TSM Client Scheduler
HTTP Port = 1581
Secure HTTP Port = (value not currently set)
Web Ports = (value not currently set)
Options file = C:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient\dsm.opt
TSM Client Node = HB-BIZ-DEV01
C:\>net start |find “TSM Client Scheduler”
TSM Client Scheduler
The scheduler in stop status is normal, as it is managed by the CAD (Client Acceptor Daemon). Read my post on how to install the client, double check your configurations. – http://jackiechen.org/2012/05/28/install-tsm-backup-archive-client/
After restart scheduler, I check it seems scheduler works right now. However, I find another issue about backup. I try to backup C:\tsm_test folder but it only backup folder not including subdir or any files.
define schedule TSMBACKUP HB-BIZ-DEV01_Daily_Incr description=”HB-BIZ-DEV01 Daily Backup C: Drives” objects=”c:\*” startdate=11/12/2014 starttime=19:00:00 duration=1 durunits=hours dayofweek=WEEKDay
Executing scheduled command now.
11/11/2014 19:08:27 Node Name: HB-BIZ-DEV01
11/11/2014 19:08:28 Session established with server TSM-SERVER: Linux/x86_64
11/11/2014 19:08:28 Server Version 7, Release 1, Level 1.0
11/11/2014 19:08:28 Server date/time: 11/11/2014 19:08:01 Last access: 11/11/2014 17:07:00
11/11/2014 19:08:28 — SCHEDULEREC OBJECT BEGIN HB-BIZ-DEV01_DAILY_INCR 11/11/2014 19:00:00
11/11/2014 19:08:28 Incremental backup of volume ‘c:\*’
11/11/2014 19:08:30 Directory–> 0 \\hb-biz-dev01\c$\tsm_test ** Unsuccessful **
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Retry # 1 Directory–> 0 \\hb-biz-dev01\c$\tsm_test [Sent]
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Successful incremental backup of ‘\\hb-biz-dev01\c$\*’
11/11/2014 19:09:49 — SCHEDULEREC STATUS BEGIN
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of objects inspected: 17
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of objects backed up: 1
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of objects updated: 0
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of objects rebound: 0
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of objects deleted: 0
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of objects expired: 0
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of objects failed: 0
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of subfile objects: 0
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of bytes inspected: 1.99 GB
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of bytes transferred: 548 B
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Data transfer time: 0.00 sec
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Network data transfer rate: 0.00 KB/sec
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Aggregate data transfer rate: 0.00 KB/sec
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Objects compressed by: 0%
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total data reduction ratio: 100.00%
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Subfile objects reduced by: 0%
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Elapsed processing time: 00:01:21
11/11/2014 19:09:49 — SCHEDULEREC STATUS END
11/11/2014 19:09:49 — SCHEDULEREC OBJECT END HB-BIZ-DEV01_DAILY_INCR 11/11/2014 19:00:00
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Scheduled event ‘HB-BIZ-DEV01_DAILY_INCR’ completed successfully.
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Sending results for scheduled event ‘HB-BIZ-DEV01_DAILY_INCR’.
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Results sent to server for scheduled event ‘HB-BIZ-DEV01_DAILY_INCR’.
11/11/2014 19:09:49 TSM Backup-Archive Client Version 6, Release 3, Level 2.0
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Querying server for next scheduled event.
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Node Name: HB-BIZ-DEV01
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Session established with server TSM-SERVER: Linux/x86_64
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Server Version 7, Release 1, Level 1.0
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Server date/time: 11/11/2014 19:09:23 Last access: 11/11/2014 19:08:04
11/11/2014 19:09:49 — SCHEDULEREC QUERY BEGIN
11/11/2014 19:09:49 — SCHEDULEREC QUERY END
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Next operation scheduled:
11/11/2014 19:09:49 ————————————————————
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Schedule Name: HB-BIZ-DEV01_DAILY_INCR
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Action: Incremental
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Objects: c:\*
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Options:
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Server Window Start: 19:00:00 on 11/12/2014
11/11/2014 19:09:49 ————————————————————
11/11/2014 19:09:49 Schedule will be refreshed in 12 hours.
2. Query backup file info.
C:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient>dsmc query backup \\hb-biz-dev01\c$\tsm_tes
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
Command Line Backup-Archive Client Interface
Client Version 6, Release 3, Level 2.0
Client date/time: 11/12/2014 10:20:52
(c) Copyright by IBM Corporation and other(s) 1990, 2013. All Rights Reserved.
Node Name: HB-BIZ-DEV01
Please enter your user id :
Please enter password for user id “HB-BIZ-DEV01”: *******
Session established with server TSM-SERVER: Linux/x86_64
Server Version 7, Release 1, Level 1.0
Server date/time: 11/12/2014 10:20:25 Last access: 11/12/2014 10:17:20
Size Backup Date Mgmt Class A/I File
—- ———– ———- — —-
0 B 11/11/2014 19:08:04 TSMBCKUPMGMT A \\hb
You should have something like – INCLUDE “C:\tsm_test\…\*” in the dsm.opt file.
I have figured out how to backup as daily incr and weekly full.
Daily# (Incremental backup all local files and directories.)
define schedule TSMBACKUP IDES-ECC_Daily_Incr description=”IDES-ECC Daily Backup C: Drives” action=incremental options=’-domain=”all-local”‘ startdate=11/06/2014 starttime=19:00:00 duration=1 durunits=hours dayofweek=WEEKDay
Weekly#(Full backup all files including subdirectory on C:\*)
define schedule TSMBACKUP IDES-ECC_Weekly_Full description=”IDES-ECC Weekly Full Backup C: Drive” action=selective objects=”c:\*” options=”-subdir=yes” startdate=11/06/2014 starttime=19:00:00 duration=1 schedstyle=enhanced durunits=hours dayofweek=Sun
how to backup a specific data on a specific cartridge and then check out this cartridge on TSM 6.3 with a TS3200 library ? i want to choose a specific tape to make my data in, and only a set of data, is that possible with TSM 6.3, thanks in advance
I went through TSM documents & found really good. If you have TDP for Oracle for AIX & Lanfree for both AIX oracle & SQL can you post it.
We have deployed SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine with Physical RDM for databases (directly allocated storage LUNs).
The dedicated TSM Server is deployed on separate dedicated Blade.
Flex Chassis containing all blades is connected to SAN Storage and Tape Library.
We are using Disk to Disk to Tape methodology for Backup.
Following are components deployed in our environment:-
TSM Components on SQL Server:-
TSM Server – version: 184.108.40.206
BA Client at TSM Server – Version: 7.1.2
TSM for VE – VM Backup – 7.1.1
TSM for Database – Database Backup – TDP 7.1.1
VMware Components on SQL Server:-
VSphere Client– 5.5
VM Tools for integration TSM agents
We are not able to do LAN Free backup though TSM in virtualized environment.
You are requested to provide inputs for the problem.
Hi, Jackie.. Could u share TSM lan free backup configuration steps pls.
Hi Aman .. gv me your email, will send you LF config doc
Could you please share TSM lan free backup configuration step-step docs .
Hi Jackie – can you please create a document on migrating TSM server from an old box to a new box? Great work Chen
Check this : https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/files/form/anonymous/api/li
Hi Jackie ,
i want to know the best way to uninstall TSM Server ..
Thanks foor a great read