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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

5.4 Upgrade Yes/No?

After Geoffrey's post I thought I would ask all of you if anyone is planning on upgrading to the 5.4.0 release of TSM. When I was with IBM we tended to wait til the first point release, so I am wondering if anyone is really going to upgrade at this point? Also for those playing with the new release, did they improve the ISC or is it still a mess?


  1. The release actually occurred at a perfect time for as we had just purchased some new hardware and I was planning on building a new server. I've had a couple of days with it and so far I really like the changes. We use a lot of backupsets in my org. and the group backupsets are really going to be nice and save on tapes. I had heard that TDP Exchange backupsets are going to be supported now as well but I haven't found anything on that yet.

    As for the ICS I'm not sure. We use TSMManager.

  2. Hi,

    will run it in test environment for a while but want to migrate for sure. Active version STGPools and possibility to put multiple nodes as a backupset to single tape are tempting ....
    Moreover, 5.4 BA client for linux supports LVM2.0

    And 5.2 web interface still works :)

  3. i found in help of "generare backupset" that is possialble but you have to upgrade from TSM Express.

  4. Robert Clark2/20/07, 2:46 PM

    I'm motivated to setup 5.4 to see how the NDMP offsite copies are handled.

  5. Mark Stapleton3/29/07, 6:03 AM

    I always tell my customers to wait until the first maintenance release, so we'll all be waiting until (80% of all bugs occur in base releases.)