Getting under the hood with DB2 for TSM Admins

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Dec 21, 2011
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Over at the TSMADmin blog, Chad Small recently posted “DB2 Doesn’t Make a Difference.”  Chad was concerned that he was not seeing a performance boost in his database queries after upgrading from TSM 5.5 to 6.x. As you know, one of the biggest changes in TSM 6.x is that it is now backed by DB2. […]

Oracle and TSM for Databases: Part 2

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Jun 30, 2011
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In the first installment of this series, I discussed some of the basic concepts in using Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases to backup and recover Oracle databases.  In this installment, we’ll look at how to keep TSM and Oracle in sync. When backing up a typical filespace, the TSM backup-archive (BA) client compares what files […]

EMC Record Breaking Tour

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Mar 4, 2011
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EMC brought their “Record Breaking Tour” through St. Louis this week. Since I’ve had little exposure to EMC storage, I thought it would be worth going to familiarize myself with their product portfolio. They did have some of their new marketing on display. There was a Mini Cooper in the lobby, and each segment of […]

Oracle and TSM for Databases: Part 1

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Feb 15, 2011
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One of the most confusing areas for TSM admins is backing up Oracle databases using TSM for Databases (frequently referred to by its old name, Tivoli Data Protection or TDP).  In this series, I’ll provide an overview of how to use TSM to backup Oracle databases, with a special emphasis on problems you may face […]