Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM or ITSM) is a centralized, policy-based, enterprise class, data backup and recovery package. The software enables the user to insert objects not only via backup, but also through space management and archive tools. It also allows retrieval of the same data via similar ...

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How to avoid Tivoli Storage Manager error ANS4042E: “Object name … contains unrecognised characters and is not valid.”

We are using the Tivoli TSM Backup/Archive client to back up user files on a largish multi-user system. Users come from different countries and thus can create files according to multiple locales. ...
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Tivoli Data Protection for Exchange Restore Error ACN0101E Invalid argument

I'm trying to restore a single mail database into a recovery database on exchange 2010 using a differential backup from 10/04/2013. I have created a recovery database in exchange 2010 named RDB1. I ...
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TSM Backup Fails with VSS

Since we rebuilt our servers to windows servers 2008 x64 r2 we have perpetual problems with scheduled backup (shadow copy). In the Application event log, the following events are logged on both ...
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What to do after installing lin_tape

My OS Linux Centos 6.4 is running on a vmware, I downloaded an Virtual tape library VTL from IBM site (Lin_tape), After I download it, I tried to define the drive name /dev/st1 in the TSM Server, but ...
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Error code 610 backing up DB2 to TSM

I'm trying to back up a DB2 database using Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM), but it's erroring out. I'm now getting this error message: [db2inst1@hostname ~]$ export DSMI_CONFIG=/etc/adsm/dsm.opt ...
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Tivoli Storage Manager Include Specific Directories

In the Tivoli Storage Manager dsm.opt file, how do I tell it to include two specific directories, but exclude everything else. For example, I want to backup the "E:\File Storage" and "F:\Documents" ...
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TSM TDP for Exchange backup - ANS0326E

Heres the stack Server - AIX - 5.3.0 BAclient - NT 32 bit 5.5.2.0 TDP for Exchange - 5.2.1 Backups are failing with ANS0326E (RC41) This node has exceeded its maximum number of moint points ...
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Change TSM Archive Date for a file

Is there any way to either insert a file into a TSM archive with a given date, or change the archived date on an existing file in the archive?
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Bare-Metal Restores of Linux Servers with Tivoli

We currently use IBM Tivoli to back up our Linux servers and we are looking for suggestions on the best way to restore to bare metal. I've read IBM's doc on this issue. Is that still relevant or is ...
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Skipping hardlinks when using TSM Backup

We need to backup a filesystem with lots of hardlinks. Since there are several hardlinks for each "true" file, we would like to skip all the hardlinks when backing up the filesystem to avoid n exact ...
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Backing up SQL NetApp Snapshots using TSM

In our environment we have a 3 node SQL 2005 Cluster which is on NetApp storage. We are currently using SMSQL (NetApp SnapManager for SQL) to take Snapshot backups of the data. This works great, but ...