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Recovering Tivoli Storage Manager 5.5 Server

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I need to recovery an old TSM 5.5 server for our legal department. I have the tape needed to restore the tsm database, however I do not know the original number of db and recovery log files or their sizes (.dsm files).

What is the process to recovery a TSM 5.5 database if the original information is not known about the .dsm files?
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max_the_king earned 2000 total points
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Hi,

until release 5.5 it is possible to restore tsm server without the volhistory file, and tsm will search into the tapes and choose the last full db you have.
Here are the main tasks you need to follow:

install OS and TSM server (5.5 release) on the new machine
you do not need to configure tsm
define dbvol and logvol with at least the amount of space it had on
the old server (if you do not have this info and it is smaller, the procedure will fail)
halt the tsm server
copy the old server’s devconfig.out file and modify accordingly to the
new server (if you do not have devconfig info, you need to define library, drive and paths for the library)
"dsmserv restore db todate=today totime=now"
start the new server
redefine library, drives and paths
update device class to the new library
at this point all the stuff that was on tapes should be available
all the stuff you had on disk pools is dead along with the disk

good luck, as i believe you need to be a tsm expert to succeed
hope this helps
max
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Thanks for the info. My main question was about the dbvol and logvol and if I didn't know the original size. I will have to find some old DRM reports to see if I can at least get in the ballpark of their original size and number
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Maxing out the points since you gave a thorough response
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