Tuesday, July 31, 2007

TSM Summary Table Question

So here is a question I hope someone can answer, does the SUMMARY table in the TSM DB track all backups whether they are scheduled or client initiated (cron or manually) or does it just track scheduled backups? Also does it track LAN-Free backups with data amounts? I figure it only tracks scheduled backups, but I haven't taken the time to look. If anyone cares to wager a guess or has the definitive answer please let me know.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

DIRMC Saga Suggestions

Flex asked about DIRMC and I have had experience using it. When I was with IBM we used it to backup all the directories to disk and we kept them on disk for fast restore. This was especially useful when we ran into the know issue with MS checkdisk and cluster volumes with over 4 million files. The chkdsk would would run and strip all permissions from files and folders. Since our files inherited their permissions from the folder by restoring the directories we were able to quickly recover from the permission stripping without having to do a full restore.

Friday, July 27, 2007

DIRMC saga

Do you use DIRMC option?

If your answer is YES, could you describe why and how you use it?
I'm a bit confused regarding this topic... Do we have to use this feature at all?

TSM Symposium 2007

Has anyone been at this symposium yet? It seems to me the topics were/will be interesting...

Here is the link about the details: Click!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Windows VM Restore Issue

I recently ran into a problem where a number of Windows 2003 VM's would not restore. The VM host machine crashed and the Admins brought it back up on an alternate server. They recreated the VM's but when they would attempt to do a Point-In-Time restore they would fail with a File Not Found error. There was no ANS message. I think it had something to do with Active Directory or DNS, because when I used the VIRTUALNODENAME setting the restore worked fine. Anyone seen this or have insight into it?