Thursday, January 17, 2008
I wanted to clear up an error in a statement I made either here or ADSM.org about backupset TOC's. I previously thought that the TOC for a backupset was not portable. I was wrong. After looking into the DEFINE BACKUPSET command I realized that a TOC can be generated for a backupset after the fact. This feature helps make it more portable and requires that a TSM server be available to store the TOC. A TSM server is required to rebuild the TOC, but if the backupset is meant to be portable you can skip the TOC creation locally and allow the alternate TSM server to create it when you define the backupset to it.