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  • 1.  How to restore TSM DB Backup (v6.3) on TSM version 8.1.10

    Posted Mon November 02, 2020 10:59 AM
    I have SP version 8.1.10 which is installed on RHEL 7. There is an requirement to restore old TSM DB Backup which was backed up from TSM V6.3. Is it possible to restore TSM DB Backup on 8.1.10 or there are separate steps (ex. restore TSM DB Backup on v6.3 and then upgrade it to 8.1.10)?

    Kindly Suggest.

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    Thanks
    Puneet Dixit
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  • 2.  RE: How to restore TSM DB Backup (v6.3) on TSM version 8.1.10

    Posted Tue November 03, 2020 02:13 AM
    You can only restore a DB to a server with the same version as the DB backup was made with. So you have to install a 6.3 TSM server. restore the DB and if necessary upgrade to 8.1.10.
    And you cannot restore across different OS's.

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    Peter Strijbosch
    Storage Consultant
    BPSolutions
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  • 3.  RE: How to restore TSM DB Backup (v6.3) on TSM version 8.1.10

    Posted Thu November 05, 2020 01:19 AM
    Same version of TSM server and API environment required to restore TSM DB backup, also platform of OS having dependency. 

    The work around is followed:
           1. install same platform of OS (Old TSM OS platform) on physical/virtual hardware
            2. install TSM 6.3 server
            3. restore TSM DB from backup (Devconfig and volhist file also may require)
            4. upgrade TSM/Spectrum Protect (SP) server to 8.1.10 from 6.3 (IBM KC: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEQVQ_8.1.0/srv.install/t_srv_upgrade63_71.html) 
            5. Take TSM DB backup again
            6. restore on your existing SP 8.1.10 server with different instance. 


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    Md Mokarrom Hossain
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  • 4.  RE: How to restore TSM DB Backup (v6.3) on TSM version 8.1.10

    Posted Tue January 19, 2021 01:32 PM

    Hi Puneet,

    you may also think of exporting the V6.3 database and insert it into the V8.1.10 server. of course this way is not officially supported and may cause data loss :-(

    consider to do some checks before and after:
    https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGSG7_7.1.0/com.ibm.itsm.srv.upgrd.doc/r_srv_upgrd_valcmds.html

    best

    Bjørn



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    Bjoern Nachtwey
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  • 5.  RE: How to restore TSM DB Backup (v6.3) on TSM version 8.1.10

    Posted Tue January 26, 2021 12:26 PM

    Puneet, it is not possible, only way is to upgrade entirely from 6.3 to 8.1 which I would not recommend. The internal database scheme is so vastly different between 6.X & 8.X that it would always be best to start of with a new instance.

    My best guess is that you are after the data inside the old system? Not necessarily the database itself?

    You could see what import/export commands could mean for you here, this will allow you to export/import data into a different instance.

    Version gap however here is very large, you should check, even with import/export, if there would be any limitations towards this approach.



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    Tom Van Daele
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  • 6.  RE: How to restore TSM DB Backup (v6.3) on TSM version 8.1.10

    Posted Tue January 26, 2021 12:26 PM

    Puneet, if it is the data inside the old system you are after. You could take a look into what export/import commands could mean for you.

    They allow for the export of data between TSM instances. This would allow you to migrate the data without having to restore the old database inside the new system.

    If it is truly the database that you need, then indeed as stated before there is no real way to restore that on a different version.



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    Tom Van Daele
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  • 7.  RE: How to restore TSM DB Backup (v6.3) on TSM version 8.1.10

    Posted Wed January 27, 2021 09:36 AM
    I agree with Tom. You cannot restore different version. You can ugrade from 6.3 to 8.1.x


  • 8.  RE: How to restore TSM DB Backup (v6.3) on TSM version 8.1.10

    Posted Thu April 01, 2021 09:57 AM
    I normally set up a new server and do not replication. 
    During the replication the old server can still be the backup target.
    When the replication completed 100%, we decommission the old server and make the new server as backup target. 

    FYR

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    Chi-Tao Wu
    System Engineer
    Truis
    Brisbane QLD
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