The above functions are needed for the daily movement of volumes, but it is not enough.
In case of a disaster wiping out your TSM server and library, you need certain information to enable you to rebuild your TSM server.
Information like :
TSMManager collects all this information automatically and will print and/or e-mail this information for you.
What is vaulting ?
Vaulting is the process of removing volumes from libraries, moving them to a safe place (vault), waiting for them to become empty and then return them to the libraries for renewed use.
This requires several functions :
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The vaulting function of TSMManager is a complete replacement for Tivoli's DRM feature.
It will handle everything necessary with regard to moving tapes out of libraries, producing pull-lists for operators, returning volumes and checking them in to libraries. Everything runs scheduled and without manual intervention. (Except for the physical movement of volumes, of course)
It will handle :
It will also generate a recovery plan with all needed support files and let you store it in a safe place in case your TSM server dies and needs to be rebuilt.