TSM - Migrating from LTO4 to LTO5. How to copy my offsite DR volumes without wasting a lot of tapes
Posted on 2013-02-03
I am running Tivoli Storage manager 6.3.0.
We are migrating from LTO4 to LTO5. The onsite tape pools were no problem to migrate. I just created a new tapepool for the LTO5 and set that as the next migration pool for the lto4 pool. I then ran a migration until it was all moved.
My issue is how to copy my offsite media to lto5. I know I can keep the existing offsite until they are brought back via reclamation, however, we have over 150 LTO4 tapes offsite in our vault that we are paying monthly fees for.
Can I use the copy data command to copy? Will this work for offsite?
The other Idea I had was set reclamation threshold real low. This would create new LTO5 tapes to send offsite, and reclaim the offsite LTO4.