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TSM Server
TSM Path Failover
Install Server Part 1
Install Server Part 2
Setup Storage Pool Space And Run The First Backup/Restore
Data Deduplication Best Practices
Setup the Deduplication
Create Schedule
Dynamic Volume
Service Logging
Changing TSM Server Hostname
Upgrade TSM server from 6.3.1 to 6.3.4

TSM Monitoring & Reporting
Install and configure Operations Center

TSM for File
Install Backup-Archive Client
Change the retain version of the archived data

TSM for Virtual Environment
TSM for Virtual Environment References
Install Data Protection for VMware
Backup and Restore VMware Virtual Machine Part 1
Backup and Restore VMware Virtual Machine Part 2
Remove TSM for VE Plugin in vCenter
Backup VMware VM with Physical RDM or Independent Disks
Something You Should Know Before Changing VM Display Name
Backup VMware VM template

TSM for SQL
Install Data Protection for SQL Server
Backup SQL Database
Restore SQL Database

TSM for SharePoint
Install TSM for SharePoint
Backup and Restore SharePoint

TSM for Exchange
Install TSM Data Protection for Exchange
Backup and Restore Exchange Part 1
Backup and Restore Exchange Part 2
Backup and Restore Exchange 2010 DAG Best Practices

TSM Troubleshooting
FMM16014I The Return Code is 2
The Server Is Disabled
DP for Exchange Management Console Hangs While Restoring Mailbox
MMC Failed to Load IBM Flash Copy Manager Snap-in
Object reference not set to an instance of an object
(Type) Site Collection (Path) Error message: An error occurred while backup a list. Id:00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000, Url:00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000.Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
Database Cache Hit Ratio Is Too Low
Events Missed From ‘q event * * begind=today-1’
Virtual Machine Could Not be Found on VMware Server
VMware Incremental Backup Failed
CadSchedName Registry Value is Empty
TSM upgrade failure trouleshooting
Bring tape drive path online
Hidden VMware snapshots issue
ANS4015E Error processing ‘virtual-machine-name‘: unexpected TSM error (115) encountered
ANR0852E DELETE FILESPACE: No matching file spaces found

26 thoughts on “TSM

  1. Hi Jackie, do you have any experience with tsm and as400 integration ?? My company wants to backup db2 on as400 using tsm.
    Thanks for your help

  2. Great site with lots of information! When would you have time to do a step by step foolproof guide to upgrading tsm administration center 6.3.4 to 6.3.4.300 while maintaining custom reports, connection and user information

  3. Hi Jackie,

    I face a problem of TDP for Exchange 2010 configuration in a DAG environment.
    I have three DAG nodes; but for test reasons, I have just installed the BAC/TDP in the most passive server and “finish” all DAG recomended configurations for such case.
    After all, nothing works. When I schedule my backup job in the TSM server side, after linking it with the TSM_DAG_NODE, the only node configured (the most passive node) responds but the schedule failed with RC=9009
    have you an idea?

  4. Hi Jackie,
    Do you have something wrt to client performance parameters like resourceutilization, maxnummp etc. I want to know if resourceutilization parameter has any role when taking backup to a disk pool.

  5. Hi Jackie,

    I get a requirement for setup tsm schedule for client server.

    SCHEDULE NAME ACTION Start Days START TIME Retention
    DAILY Backups DIFFERENTIAL M-F 7:00 PM 5 weeks
    WEEKLY FULL Sat/Sun 7:00 PM 10 weeks
    MONTHLY FULL First Weekend every Month 7:00 PM 1 year
    QUARTERLY FULL First Weekend every 4th Month 7:00 PM 3 years
    ANNUAL FULL Dec 31 / Jan 1 7:00 PM 7 years

    Can’t understand well. How to manage so many schedules in TSM.

    Eric

      1. Hi Jackie,

        I try to define schedule as below.

        Daily#
        define schedule TSMBACKUP HB-BIZ-DEV01_Daily_Incr description=”HB-BIZ-DEV01 Daily Backup C: Drives” action=incremental objects=”c:\*” startdate=11/06/2014 starttime=19:00:00 duration=1 durunits=hours dayofweek=WEEKDay

        define association TSMBACKUP HB-BIZ-DEV01_Daily_Incr HB-BIZ-DEV01

        tsm: TSM-SERVER>q sch

        Domain * Schedule Name Action Start Date/Time Duration Period Day
        ———— – —————- —— ——————– ——– —— —
        TSMBACKUP HB-BIZ-DEV01_DA- Inc Bk 11/06/2014 19:00:00 1 H 1 D WD
        ILY_INCR

        But I check all logs from dsmsched.log on Nov 6, 2014. I don’t find any incr action on 19:00:00.

        11/06/2014 06:08:15 Scheduler has been started by Dsmcad.
        11/06/2014 06:08:15 TSM Backup-Archive Client Version 6, Release 3, Level 2.0
        11/06/2014 06:08:15 Querying server for next scheduled event.
        11/06/2014 06:08:15 Node Name: HB-BIZ-DEV01
        11/06/2014 06:08:15 Session established with server TSM-SERVER: Linux/x86_64
        11/06/2014 06:08:15 Server Version 7, Release 1, Level 1.0
        11/06/2014 06:08:15 Server date/time: 11/06/2014 06:07:54 Last access: 11/06/2014 06:07:53

        11/06/2014 06:08:15 — SCHEDULEREC QUERY BEGIN
        11/06/2014 06:08:15 — SCHEDULEREC QUERY END
        11/06/2014 06:08:15 No schedule returned from server.
        11/06/2014 06:08:15 Scheduler has been stopped.

        11/06/2014 18:08:32 Scheduler has been started by Dsmcad.
        11/06/2014 18:08:32 TSM Backup-Archive Client Version 6, Release 3, Level 2.0
        11/06/2014 18:08:32 Querying server for next scheduled event.
        11/06/2014 18:08:32 Node Name: HB-BIZ-DEV01
        11/06/2014 18:08:32 Session established with server TSM-SERVER: Linux/x86_64
        11/06/2014 18:08:32 Server Version 7, Release 1, Level 1.0
        11/06/2014 18:08:32 Server date/time: 11/06/2014 18:08:10 Last access: 11/06/2014 18:08:03

        11/06/2014 18:08:32 — SCHEDULEREC QUERY BEGIN
        11/06/2014 18:08:32 — SCHEDULEREC QUERY END
        11/06/2014 18:08:32 No schedule returned from server.
        11/06/2014 18:08:32 Scheduler has been stopped.

        Can’t understand well what’s problem for schedule job.

        Eric

      2. Ensure the scheduler is running on the node. In some cases, you have to re-install it. I have some seen that scheduler runs but could not talk to the TSM server.

  6. Hi Jackie,

    I check dsmsched.log and find this error info.

    11/10/2014 16:35:38 ANS0299E Scheduler cannot be started manually because the value of MANAGEDSERVICES option is SCHEDULE.
    11/10/2014 16:35:38 Scheduler has been stopped.

    So I update dsm.opt and remove MANAGEDSERVICES option. And restart TSM Client Acceptor and Scheduler. Will check if the scheduler works or not later.

    C:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient>dsmcutil query /name:”TSM Client Acceptor”

    TSM Windows NT Client Service Configuration Utility
    Command Line Interface – Version 6, Release 3, Level 2.0
    (C) Copyright IBM Corporation, 1990, 2013, All Rights Reserved.
    Last Updated Dec 3 2013
    TSM Api Version 6.3.2

    Command: Query TSM Client Service Parameters
    Machine: HB-BIZ-DEV01(Local Machine)

    Connecting to service ‘TSM Client Acceptor’ …

    Service Configuration/Status:

    Service Name : TSM Client Acceptor
    Image Path : “C:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient\dsmcad.exe”
    Logon Account : LocalSystem
    Start Type : Auto
    Current Status : Started

    TSM Client Service Registry Settings:

    Client Service Type = Client Acceptor Service
    Partner Service = (value not currently set)
    Cad Schedule Service = TSM Client Scheduler
    HTTP Port = 1581
    Secure HTTP Port = (value not currently set)
    Web Ports = (value not currently set)
    Options file = C:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient\dsm.opt
    TSM Client Node = HB-BIZ-DEV01

    And

    C:\>net start |find “TSM Client Scheduler”
    TSM Client Scheduler

    Best Regards,
    Eric

      1. Hi Jackie,

        After restart scheduler, I check it seems scheduler works right now. However, I find another issue about backup. I try to backup C:\tsm_test folder but it only backup folder not including subdir or any files.

        define schedule TSMBACKUP HB-BIZ-DEV01_Daily_Incr description=”HB-BIZ-DEV01 Daily Backup C: Drives” objects=”c:\*” startdate=11/12/2014 starttime=19:00:00 duration=1 durunits=hours dayofweek=WEEKDay

        1. dsmsched.log
        ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
        11/11/2014 19:08:26
        Executing scheduled command now.
        11/11/2014 19:08:27 Node Name: HB-BIZ-DEV01
        11/11/2014 19:08:28 Session established with server TSM-SERVER: Linux/x86_64
        11/11/2014 19:08:28 Server Version 7, Release 1, Level 1.0
        11/11/2014 19:08:28 Server date/time: 11/11/2014 19:08:01 Last access: 11/11/2014 17:07:00

        11/11/2014 19:08:28 — SCHEDULEREC OBJECT BEGIN HB-BIZ-DEV01_DAILY_INCR 11/11/2014 19:00:00
        11/11/2014 19:08:28 Incremental backup of volume ‘c:\*’
        11/11/2014 19:08:30 Directory–> 0 \\hb-biz-dev01\c$\tsm_test ** Unsuccessful **
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Retry # 1 Directory–> 0 \\hb-biz-dev01\c$\tsm_test [Sent]
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Successful incremental backup of ‘\\hb-biz-dev01\c$\*’

        11/11/2014 19:09:49 — SCHEDULEREC STATUS BEGIN
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of objects inspected: 17
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of objects backed up: 1
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of objects updated: 0
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of objects rebound: 0
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of objects deleted: 0
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of objects expired: 0
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of objects failed: 0
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of subfile objects: 0
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of bytes inspected: 1.99 GB
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total number of bytes transferred: 548 B
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Data transfer time: 0.00 sec
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Network data transfer rate: 0.00 KB/sec
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Aggregate data transfer rate: 0.00 KB/sec
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Objects compressed by: 0%
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Total data reduction ratio: 100.00%
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Subfile objects reduced by: 0%
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Elapsed processing time: 00:01:21
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 — SCHEDULEREC STATUS END
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 — SCHEDULEREC OBJECT END HB-BIZ-DEV01_DAILY_INCR 11/11/2014 19:00:00
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Scheduled event ‘HB-BIZ-DEV01_DAILY_INCR’ completed successfully.
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Sending results for scheduled event ‘HB-BIZ-DEV01_DAILY_INCR’.
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Results sent to server for scheduled event ‘HB-BIZ-DEV01_DAILY_INCR’.

        11/11/2014 19:09:49 TSM Backup-Archive Client Version 6, Release 3, Level 2.0
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Querying server for next scheduled event.
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Node Name: HB-BIZ-DEV01
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Session established with server TSM-SERVER: Linux/x86_64
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Server Version 7, Release 1, Level 1.0
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Server date/time: 11/11/2014 19:09:23 Last access: 11/11/2014 19:08:04

        11/11/2014 19:09:49 — SCHEDULEREC QUERY BEGIN
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 — SCHEDULEREC QUERY END
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Next operation scheduled:
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 ————————————————————
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Schedule Name: HB-BIZ-DEV01_DAILY_INCR
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Action: Incremental
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Objects: c:\*
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Options:
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Server Window Start: 19:00:00 on 11/12/2014
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 ————————————————————
        11/11/2014 19:09:49 Schedule will be refreshed in 12 hours.
        ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

        2. Query backup file info.
        ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
        C:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient>dsmc query backup \\hb-biz-dev01\c$\tsm_tes
        t -subdir=yes
        IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
        Command Line Backup-Archive Client Interface
        Client Version 6, Release 3, Level 2.0
        Client date/time: 11/12/2014 10:20:52
        (c) Copyright by IBM Corporation and other(s) 1990, 2013. All Rights Reserved.

        Node Name: HB-BIZ-DEV01
        Please enter your user id :

        Please enter password for user id “HB-BIZ-DEV01”: *******

        Session established with server TSM-SERVER: Linux/x86_64
        Server Version 7, Release 1, Level 1.0
        Server date/time: 11/12/2014 10:20:25 Last access: 11/12/2014 10:17:20

        Size Backup Date Mgmt Class A/I File
        —- ———– ———- — —-
        0 B 11/11/2014 19:08:04 TSMBCKUPMGMT A \\hb
        -biz-dev01\c$\tsm_test
        ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  7. Hi Jackie,

    I have figured out how to backup as daily incr and weekly full.

    Daily# (Incremental backup all local files and directories.)
    define schedule TSMBACKUP IDES-ECC_Daily_Incr description=”IDES-ECC Daily Backup C: Drives” action=incremental options=’-domain=”all-local”‘ startdate=11/06/2014 starttime=19:00:00 duration=1 durunits=hours dayofweek=WEEKDay

    Weekly#(Full backup all files including subdirectory on C:\*)
    define schedule TSMBACKUP IDES-ECC_Weekly_Full description=”IDES-ECC Weekly Full Backup C: Drive” action=selective objects=”c:\*” options=”-subdir=yes” startdate=11/06/2014 starttime=19:00:00 duration=1 schedstyle=enhanced durunits=hours dayofweek=Sun

  8. how to backup a specific data on a specific cartridge and then check out this cartridge on TSM 6.3 with a TS3200 library ? i want to choose a specific tape to make my data in, and only a set of data, is that possible with TSM 6.3, thanks in advance

  9. I went through TSM documents & found really good. If you have TDP for Oracle for AIX & Lanfree for both AIX oracle & SQL can you post it.

  10. Hi Jackie,
    We have deployed SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine with Physical RDM for databases (directly allocated storage LUNs).

    The dedicated TSM Server is deployed on separate dedicated Blade.
    Flex Chassis containing all blades is connected to SAN Storage and Tape Library.
    We are using Disk to Disk to Tape methodology for Backup.

    Following are components deployed in our environment:-

    TSM Components on SQL Server:-
    TSM Server – version: 7.1.1.100
    BA Client at TSM Server – Version: 7.1.2
    TSM for VE – VM Backup – 7.1.1
    TSM for Database – Database Backup – TDP 7.1.1

    VMware Components on SQL Server:-
    VSphere Client– 5.5
    VM Tools for integration TSM agents

    Issue:-
    We are not able to do LAN Free backup though TSM in virtualized environment.

    You are requested to provide inputs for the problem.

    Regards
    Rajesh Gupta

  11. Hi Jackie – can you please create a document on migrating TSM server from an old box to a new box? Great work Chen

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