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Time estimation of an object restore from tapes
As part of our daily data processing, we often restore the data from tapes. while restoring from tapes, we used to submit the restore process a batch to increase speed of restore processing. But if the save file (what we are restoring) is very big we need to keep monitor the job to know the restore is completed. It...

Answer Question   |  April 14, 2014  4:00 PM
AS/400, Storage, Tape backup
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240 pts.

Creating a shortcut for Exchange 2007 TSM GUI
After I installed the TSM Exchange TDP (Exchange 2007 CCR cluster) and tried to launch the GUI I got an error that the exchange server was unavailable. I did some digging and found out I had to launch the GUI from the tdp command line using tdpexc /excserver=exchangeservername on a clustered exchange server. On the...

Answer Question   |  April 5, 2014  4:32 PM
Backup software, Exchange 2007, Exchange Backup & Restore, Tivoli Storage Manager
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57,010 pts.

Emulate USB thumbdrive with laptop
I’m looking for software that would present a folder on one computer to another computer as if it were a USB thumb drive. In my job I carry around a lot of bootable USB thumb drives. What I’d like to be able to do is have a piece of software on my laptop that would...

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  1:59 AM
USB Flash drives
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25 pts.

Newly expired tapes aren’t being cleaned using BRMS
Hi, we are having some problems with the behavior of our backup process, since its using the latest / newly expired tapes instead of those which are expired long ago. As a result, the newly expired tapes doesnt get cleaned (STRMNTBRM) since it already has new files in it, together with the older files. What...

Answer Question   |  April 3, 2014  3:07 AM
Backup, Backup Recovery and Media Services, BRMS, Expired tapes, Start Maintenance for BRM, STRMNTBRM, Tape Backups
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125 pts.

Setting up a differential schedule using Backup Exec 10d
I have setup the following schedule setup in Backup Exec 10d Monday Full - Backup files Using Archive Bit (reset Archive Bit) Tue Differential - Back Up changed files since last full - Using archive bit( does not reset archive bit) Wed Differential - Back Up changed files since last full - Using archive bit(...

Answer Question   |  April 2, 2014  6:32 PM
Backup, Backup servers, Differential backup, Full backup, NTBackup, Symantec, Veritas Backup Exec
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5 pts.

How can I open .swm file extensions?
My Toshiba laptop wouldn’t boot because of a hard drive problem. I tries a system restore, but no luck. I’ve now removed the drive because it had around 2000 of our childrens pictures on it. I’ve opened it on my desktop, and found them under a folder called Toshiba HDD Recovery. When I open the folder, I find they...

Answer Question   |  April 2, 2014  1:35 PM
.SWN files, File extensions, toshiba
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5 pts.

Changing external cartridge ID on IBM TS3100 tape library attached to an iSeries
We have an IBM TS3100 tape library attached to an iSeries, but no media management software.     Is there any way to change the external cartridge id ?   INZTAP always defaults to the meaningless cartridge id.

Answer Question   |  March 25, 2014  4:14 PM
IBM Tape Libraries, Tape Backups, TS3100, TSM Tape Library
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5 pts.

TAPMLB05 and TAP01 tape libraries
Hi,Team  Can any body give me the exact picture of Tape media library(TAPMLB05) and Tapes(TAP01). [h2]In my opinion  TAPMLB05 is like tape bank.it contains set of tapes. In the same way TAP Is a single tape. [/h2] My confusion is When i issue the command WRKMLBSTS it is showing media libraries as well as single...

Answer Question   |  February 19, 2014  5:55 PM
Tape drives, Tape libraries
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1,675 pts.

Cannot boot laptop
I have a C850 toshiba WITH WINDOWS 8 when I try to start I get a message “NO BOOTABLE DEVICE–PLEASE RESTART SYSTEM” This happens even when I have the windows 8 disk in my laptop. How do I get my laptop to boot?

Answer Question   |  January 28, 2014  5:37 PM
laptop, toshiba, Windows 8
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15 pts.

AS/400: I’m trying to call a RPG program from PHP
We’re currently using an AS/400 system. I was asked by my boss to to look for a way to call RPG programs from PHP on our Apache server. The only solution I’ve come up with was installing Zend server to AS/400 and using the i5 PHP API Toolkit. Since I don’t fully understand AS/400, I...

Answer Question   |  December 16, 2013  3:28 PM
AS/400, PHP, RPG Program, Zend
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56,495 pts.

Tracking DMX storage allocation
How are you tracking your storage allocations from your DMX to your servers? We began with the Excel-based design workbook that EMC delivers at the end of the installation engagement & that works up to a point. I’ve written code that loads the info into SQL & does some reporting on it, but is there...

Answer Question   |  November 20, 2013  6:08 PM
DMX, EMC, Storage management, Symmetrix
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300 pts.

Is it possible to find virtualization software that includes storage virtualization software?
Are there such things as virtualization packages that include software for storage systems after implementation?

Answer Question   |  November 11, 2013  3:11 PM
Storage, Storage management, Storage virtualization, Storage virtualization software, Virtualization, Virtualization software
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56,495 pts.

What are the benefits of storage virtualization?
Is there anyone whose company is currently employing storage virtualization that can remark on the real life benefits of the technology?

Answer Question   |  November 11, 2013  5:58 PM
Storage, Storage management, Storage technology, Storage virtualization, Storage virtualization software
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975 pts.

Storage virtualization pros: Books, blogs, & Twitter
As you know, April is Storage Virtualization month around IT Knowledge Exchange. We’re looking for users’ top picks for sources of information on the subject, from storage virt blogs to books to Twitter personalities. Let us know where you get your storage virtualization info, and we’ll give you 50 knowledge points! (Remember: Knowledge Points earn...

Answer Question   |  November 11, 2013  5:45 PM
Blogs, IT Blogs, IT Books, Knowledge Point Bounty, Open IT Forum, Storage, Storage virtualization, Storage virtualization software, twitter, Virtualization
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6,345 pts.

How do storage virtualization projects differ from other storage projects?
What are the different obstacles and expectations for a storage virtualization project versus a traditional storage project?

Answer Question   |  November 11, 2013  5:07 PM
Storage, Storage devices, Storage management, Storage virtualization, Storage virtualization software
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975 pts.

Open IT Forum: How many vendors are you using for storage virtualization?
Have you taken the plunge into storage virtualization? How many vendors have you ended up using, ditching, or mixing after the change? Share your list, tips, and stories, and we’ll share 50 knowledge points that will help you in our latest contest!

Answer Question   |  November 11, 2013  6:08 PM
Knowledge Point Bounty, Open IT Forum, Storage hardware, Storage management, Storage virtualization, Storage virtualization software, Virtualization
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56,495 pts.

Pros and cons of storage virtualization
Can anyone share pros and cons of storage virtualization that they know of or have experienced? What other options are just as worthy of consideration to cut costs and increase storage efficiency?

Answer Question   |  November 11, 2013  3:48 PM
SDN, Storage, Storage management, Storage virtualization, Storage virtualization software
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975 pts.

IBM TS7740 Virtualization Engine
Does anyone know what IBM disk controller or disk array is integrated as the disk buffer into their recently announced TS7740 enterprise tape virtualization solution?

Answer Question   |  November 11, 2013  6:12 PM
Arrays, Backup & recovery, Storage, Storage products and equipment, Tape drives/Libraries
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0 pts.

Reasons not to use VMware as virtualization platform?
My company is deciding between VMware and Microsoft’s Hyper-V. I’m curious as to the community’s thoughts on the two as far as storage, security, scalability, cost, features, licensing, cost. Any information appreciated!

Answer Question   |  November 11, 2013  3:24 PM
Hyper-V, Storage virtualization, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization software, VMware
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975 pts.

Is anyone using EMC’s Invista storage virtualization appliance?
I’ve heard rumors that Invista is no longer being updated, but I was wondering if anyone’s actually using it? Have any insight as to its pros/cons or alternatives if it’s being phased out? Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Answer Question   |  November 11, 2013  5:24 PM
EMC, Invista, Storage virtualization, Storage virtualization software, Virtualization, Virtualization software
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1,110 pts.

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