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It is a little bit confusing about the TSM version convention, as different components may be at different versions. In my case, I am going to upgrade my TSM to 6.4.1. The server version is actually 6.3.4 instead of 6.4.1.

Tivoli® Storage Manager Version 6.4.1 and Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition Version 6.4.1 are made up of the following components and code levels:

  • Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center Version 6.4.1
  • Backup-archive client at Version 6.4
  • Application programming interface (API) at Version 6.4
  • Server at Version 6.3.4, including the Administration Center, Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager, and device driver components, which are also at Version 6.3.4

Tivoli® Storage Manager Version 6.4 and Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition Version 6.4 are made up of the following components and code levels:

  • Backup-archive client at Version 6.4
  • Application programming interface (API) at Version 6.4
  • Server at Version 6.3.3, including the Administration Center, Tivoli Monitoring for Tivoli Storage Manager, and device driver components, which are also at Version 6.3.3

Besides being able to use TSM operation center, I am interested know other benefits that I can get from this upgrade project. What’s new in TSM 6.4?

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First thing first, check the upgrade path and compatibility list on IBM website. It looks we are good to go.

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Upgrade process starts here:

1) Backup the database. And the preferred method is to use a snapshot database (the backup file can be found in the defined directory in the backup device).

backup db type=dbs dev=DBBAK

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2) Backup device configuration and volume history (the backup files can be found in the server instance directory).

backup devconfig filename=devconfig_bak
backup volhistory filename=volhistory_bak

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3) Backup the server option file (normally named as dsmserv.opt in the server instance directory).

4) Backup the deployment engine.

c:\Program Files\IBM\Common\acsi\bin>de_backupdb.cmd

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5) Delete the nodelock file in C:\ProgramData\IBM\DB2\DB2TSM1\license\. nodelock contains the previous licensing information.

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6) Use halt command to stop the TSM service after all backup jobs completed.

7) Double click the fix pack file ‘6.3.4.000-TIV-TSMALL-WindowsX64.exe’. It will extract the files into the same folder.

8) Double click ‘install.exe’ after the extraction finished.

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9) Start the TSM service. For the first time, it will take a while to start up.

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10) Register the license.

register lic file=*.lic

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References:

Tivoli Storage Manager 6.4 Installation Guide

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Version 6.4 Information Center

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