Disabling caching on a primary stgpool and deleting the volumes in TSM

Sep 13, 2011

I recently needed to shrink a primary stgpool with devclass DISK on a TSM 5.5 server  in order to free up space.  Since the stgpool had a device class of DISK and caching was enabled, I wasn’t able to directly shrink the stgpool by moving the data within volumes and then deleting the empty volumes. […]

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Linux and free memory

Feb 21, 2011
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How much memory really is free on a Linux system, anyway? This is something that I have seen cause confusion in the past. A DBA, developer, or consultant is trying to figure out why a particular application or program is running poorly (it’s never, ever their Java or SQL code), runs top or free, sees […]