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How to cover systemstate and drive backup in one schedule (action)

  • 1.  How to cover systemstate and drive backup in one schedule (action)

    Posted Wed February 07, 2018 05:32 AM

    Hello Guys,

    I am confused have to setup a schedule for incr backup on tsm where it should backup systemstate and   c and d drive , I am not able to understand where to put system state and drive details. here is what I am doing.

    DEFine SCHedule gendom sched-systemstate action=backup object=SYSTEMSTATE options=??? starttime=15:40 DAY=any DESCription="systemstate and drive daily incremental backup"
     

    I am confused where to put systemstare and where to put drive entry. can anyone help on urgent basis.

     

    Thanks

    Prem

     

     

     

     



  • 2.  RE: How to cover systemstate and drive backup in one schedule (action)

    Posted Wed February 07, 2018 06:43 AM


    Hi Prem,

    As the SYSTEMSTATE is a special object, as far as TSM is concerned, is cannot be backed up using any schedule that is not a full incremental backup. Therefore, I think you should use two schedules:

    1. backup the SYSTEMSTATE using the action=backup
    2. backup your data drives using action=inc

    If these need to be ran together, then you could but these into a command scripts on the client server and then use the TSM scheduler to execute the backup script.

    If this server is a VM, then TSM for VE could be used to perform an incremental image backup of the VM which includes the SS.

     

    Regards

    Darren

     

    Darren Sanders

    #ibmchampion

    Principal Consultant

    Celerity Ltd

    http://www.celerity-uk.com



  • 3.  RE: How to cover systemstate and drive backup in one schedule (action)

    Posted Thu February 08, 2018 12:21 AM

    Hi,

    In dsm.opt, put

    domain systemstate c: d:

    That will do what you are looking for.

     

    https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSEQVQ_8.1.2/client/r_opt_domain.html

    Håkon Ph. Tønder-Keul

    TSM Manager @ Basefarm



  • 4.  RE: How to cover systemstate and drive backup in one schedule (action)

    Posted Wed December 09, 2020 04:01 PM
    Agreed. Further, it is only necessary to specify the DOMAIN option if you do not want to back up all local drives. For example, if the system only has C: and D:, then it it not necessary to specify DOMAIN at all. The default is ALL-LOCAL which, on Microsoft Windows, includes system state and all local drives.

    I also suggest this document as a good starting point for backup and recovery of Microsoft Windows systems:

    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/recovering-microsoft-windows-systems-using-ibm-spectrum-protect-backup-archive-client

    Within the above document, pay special attention to the first linked document, which is about essential backup practices:

    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6042628

    Kindest regards,

    Andy Raibeck

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