This document will provide a starting point for ADSM and Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) administrators who wish to develop their own disaster recovery plan. As an administrator, you can use this document as a checklist to follow when you create your own plan for disaster recovery testing. Once you develop your own plan, this document will not be needed again until you decide to revise the plan. We also highly recommend testing your plan before implementation.
NOTE: This document is an informal list of steps, not a formal, supported procedure. No guarantees are made with respect to the information in this document.
This document applies to ADSM versions 3.1 through 4.1 and to any
operating system that is supported by an ADSM or TSM server, including AIX
versions 4.x. This information focuses on the AIX operating system,
can adapt the examples to any supported platform. Visit TivoliŽ
Storage Manager Products Technical Support for up-to-date information.
The AIX and product documentation library is available:
The Tivoli TSM documentation can be obtained through the following link.
It is very important that you are familiar with your own processes for disaster recovery and not rely entirely on someone else to provide you with assistance during a disaster. Your designed and tested recovery procedure should be documented very clearly and in great detail. Additionally, your procedure should be updated and retested each time your operations center changes in any signifigant way.
The restoration of clients is faster if selectives are run periodically or if collocation is enabled, which will require the use of many more tapes.
This document assumes that you have a working knowledge of ADSM/TSM and system administration. The list below details items that you should have available at the disaster recovery site. If you need assistance with creating or acquiring the items below, it is recommended that you contact a technical specialist or consultant for assistance. You can also take advantage of the TSM Administration training from Tivoli Education.
NOTE: The server binary directory in this list is specified as /usr/lpp/adsmserv/bin. Please replace this directory with the appropriate directory for your installation. Many times this is the /usr/tivoli/tsm/server/bin directory.
The following steps describe the recovery procedure in an overview format and is not all inclusive. Always test your procedure before a disaster and fill in any missing portions on your own final plan.
For an SP/2 System
dsmfmt -m -log /log/file/location <size in MB>
dsmfmt -m -db /db/file/location <size in MB>
DSMSERV FORMAT <# of logs> logvolnames <# of dbs>NOTE: Do not specify the copies yet.
DSMSERV RESTORE DB TODATE=TODAY
DSMSERVNOTE: Watch console messages for errors.
UPDATE VOL * ACCESS=READONLY WHERESTG=copypoolname
UPDATE VOL * ACCESS=DESTROYED WHERESTG=primarypoolname
DEFINE VOLUME /path/to/new/file
DEFINE LOGC /primary/log/filename /secondary/log/filename
DEFINE DBC /primary/db/filename /secondary/db/filename
RESTORE STG stgname
If you have problems with any of the information in this document, call
[ Doc Ref: 96713107223758 Publish Date: Jan. 22, 2001 4FAX Ref: 8798 ]