Thursday, February 14, 2008

Migrating To A Library Controller Instance

For those of you who use a shared library environment, but do not have a dedicated TSM library controller instance, now is the time to make the change. I know many of you figured it was to hard or risky to try but that is no longer the case. IBM has just release a Redpaper that will help you move your library controller to a dedicated instance. The new Redpaper is called:

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager: How to Migrate the Library Manager Function

I made the switch years ago and it was the best thing I ever did. Have to control the library with a production instance was a headache. If the servers came down the time it would take to come back up due to log cleanup made it frustrating and problematic for other instances that could come up more quickly. Now with a dedicated library controller instance I don't have to worry about production servers waiting for the library to come back up since the library controller is small and fast when restarting. Check out the paper it even provides scripts to help ease some of the headache involved.

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