Using existing journal filesystem after TSM Client upgrade
Posted on 2010-08-27
We are running TSM client 6.1 on a Windows 2008 64bit server and using the Journal Based Backup feature. Since we first started using JBB we have been having intermittent problems with the TSM Journal service crashing. It's now to the point where the service will crash immediately after it is started even if a backup is not running. While using TSM 6.1 we were able to get about a weeks worth of good Journal Based Backups. However, for the past couple of days since the Journal Service would not stay up, the backup reverted back to taking traditional incremental backups.
We decided to just upgrade the client from 6.1 to 6.2 and the Journal Service appears to be much stable now. Before the upgrade I made sure to keep the journal ini file, all of the journal filesystems, and their respective dbs, however the first run on 6.2 is telling me that the journal will be enabled after the backup completes. I was wondering since the upgrade, does the client have to start the Journal Based Backup over from scratch now.