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Planning Analytics (tm1 data server) active active high availability server.

  • 1.  Planning Analytics (tm1 data server) active active high availability server.

    Posted Wed September 15, 2021 11:03 AM
    We have a customer requesting to implement active - active high available PA environment. We know that there is now PAW distributed can support HA but on data (TM1) side active-active configuration not supported by default and there might be only some workarounds with replications /shared data folders. Do you guys have any experience with any type of active-active TM1 environment, can you please suggest a best route for HA.



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    Jack London
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  • 2.  RE: Planning Analytics (tm1 data server) active active high availability server.

    Posted Tue September 21, 2021 08:07 AM
    Hi Jack,

    Have you looked at the functionality of replicating cubes? This allows you to replicate cubes from one TM1 database to another. You have the ability to synchronize the updates across the copied cubes.

    Even with our legacy products, clients used to make use of this functionality to create hot or cold backups.

    Kind regards,

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    Robert Vautour
    Technical Client Advocate
    IBM Planning Analytics and Cognos
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  • 3.  RE: Planning Analytics (tm1 data server) active active high availability server.

    Posted Wed September 22, 2021 11:17 AM
    Hello Robert,
    We you're talking about replicating cube you mean the "old" synchronize stuff based on logs or is it a feature I've missed ?
    Could you point to the documentation related to this feature ?
    Thanks,

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    Bob
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  • 4.  RE: Planning Analytics (tm1 data server) active active high availability server.

    Posted Wed September 22, 2021 12:49 PM
    Hi Robert,

    It's the rep & sync from our legacy TM1. It's still valid today but not in our PA Cloud.
    Not just the logs, you can also replicate cubes and connection between two TM1 databases as well.

    https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/search/tm1%20replication

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    Robert Vautour
    Technical Client Advocate
    IBM Planning Analytics and Cognos
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  • 5.  RE: Planning Analytics (tm1 data server) active active high availability server.

    Posted Wed September 22, 2021 01:44 PM
    Hi Jack, Bob and Robert, if the customer is seeking the long term procedures, the replication won't be available on v12, TI processes to replicate the cubes could be a better solution; the TIs are fully supported on Cloud.

    Best Regards,

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    Svetlana Pestsova
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  • 6.  RE: Planning Analytics (tm1 data server) active active high availability server.

    Posted Wed September 22, 2021 02:50 PM
    Hi Svetlana and Robert,
    I know this repl & sync feature as I was using it a while ago, so glad to see  I didn't miss something.
    TI processes is a good solution specially if you use Cubewise Bedrock library which is full of tech gems !
    Regards,

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    Bob
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