Sometimes when deleting a node's file spaces in the TSM, you may see the error ANS8001I Return code 11. This means the specified file spaces can not be found for the node, even you are 100% sure there is no any typos.This is caused the name type of file spaces. You have to choose the right name … Continue reading Nametype in TSM ‘Delete File’ command
In TSM 6.4, there is a new parameter in the VMware backup options : -vmenabletemplatebackups If you want to backup the VMware VM template, you need to add '-vmenabletemplatebackups=yes' in your VMware backup job schedule options. Here is a example: update sched vmware Weekly_full OPTions='-vmfulltype=vstor -vmbackuptype=fullvm -asnodename=DATACENTER-01 -vmprocessvmwithindependent=yes -vmprocessvmwithprdm=yes -vmenabletemplatebackups=yes -domain.vmfull="vmfolder=Weekly-Backup" -MODE=FULL'
Script is a good tool for managing TSM, especially for automating tasks. A simple example is to create a schedule to run the script which backs up the TSM database. In this post, I am going to show you how to create, check and delete a script. Run the following command in TSM console is … Continue reading TSM Script
The issue was firstly caught by TSM. The backup job of a virtual machine failed and the log shows 02/22/2014 04:09:37 ANS4015E Error processing 'virtual-machine-name': unexpected TSM error (115) encountered.My understanding is that the first step of TSM backup is to take a snapshot. So I tried to manually take a snapshot of the running virtual … Continue reading Fail to quiesce a virtual machine while taking snapshot
Be careful with taking snapshots intentionally or unintentionally, it will not only decrease the virtual machine performance but also will prevent the host from being added to the vCenter DRS cluster. For most time, we focus on looking after the snapshots that be taken intentionally, but generally pay less attention to the snapshots that be … Continue reading Adding host failed due to too many hidden snapshots
Database Availability Group backup best practices- To decrease the load on the production Exchange server, specify that the backups are taken from a healthy passive database copy. If no passive copy is available, the backup is made from the active copy of the database. To specify that backups are taken from a healthy passive database … Continue reading TSM for Exchange 6.4: DAG Backup/Restore Best Practices
I posted a question in a TSM discussion group regarding how to change the retain version of the data that has already been archived. Here is my question: I archived some data last year, and the retain version was set to 365 days. Now I want to keep those archived data for a longer time, … Continue reading TSM: How to change retain version of the archived data?