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[TSM] someone knows an optimized way of searching for a file to restore in TSM DB?

Posted on 2015-02-18
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I have a TSM installation that is 14 years old, therefore I have some backed up data which is quite old, and the filesystem structure has changed a few times since it was first backed up.

Now I have to restore a file namexxx.ext, from 9 years ago. The problem is that the original location of the file is not present anymore in the actual server.

I have tried doing "query backup" commands to no avail.
What i need is some way to do a search for the filename that I ant to restore, whithout having to specify the whole filename path (fileset).

basically some tipe of select "namexxx.ext" from filenames

Thanks in advance.
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Question by:Carlos Ijalba
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woolmilkporc earned 500 total points
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You can run the following query, but you should at least know the name of the node from which the file was backed up, otherwise the query will run quite a while.

SELECT NODE_NAME, FILESPACE_NAME, HL_NAME, LL_NAME -
 from BACKUPS -
   where NODE_NAME='NODENAME' and LL_NAME like 'Name%.ext'

FILESPACE_NAME, HL_NAME and LL_NAME together form the full file path.

NODENAME is the UPPERCASE (!) name of the node.

Instead of 'Name%.ext' you can also use something like '%Name%' or '%Name%.ex%'.

Case matters, so if you're unsure specify only lowercase letters and use something like this:

SELECT NODE_NAME, FILESPACE_NAME, HL_NAME, LL_NAME -
 from BACKUPS -
   where NODE_NAME='NODENAME' and lower(LL_NAME) like 'name%.ext'
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by:Carlos Ijalba
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Thanks  woolmilkporc, spot on, as usual!

I will define the select as a script in TSM, because it surely will  be handy on the future.

Best Regards.
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