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How to take TSM Database backup when the TSM Server

is down
You can take TSM DB backup by using DB2 commands even after TSM server is down. There are
many situations where you need to take TSM DB backup offline to start the TSM server. For
example some of the reasons are if

You havent took TSM DB backup for while and your TSM server got crashed.

Your TSM server got crashed while taking TSM DB backup.

If your DB backup command gets hanged you need to manually restart TSM server.

In the above situations if you try to restart your TSM server with dsmserv command, it does not
start and might show you the below error
ANR7801I Subsystem process ID is 4117.
ANR0900I Processing options file /home/tsminst1/dsmserv.opt.
ANR7814I Using instance directory /home/tsminst1.
ANR4726I The ICC support module has been loaded.
ANR0990I Server restart-recovery in progress.
ANR0172I rdbdb.c(2356): Error encountered performing action ActivateDatabase.
ANR0162W Supplemental database diagnostic information: -1035:SQLSTATE 57019: The
was not successful, because of a problem with a resource.
:-1035 (SQL1035N The database is
currently in use. SQLSTATE=57019
and in the db2diag.log file, it will show the following error message. The location of the log
is /home/tsminst1/sqllib/db2dump directory.
2015-02-17- I35531942E481
LEVEL: Event
PID : 2515
TID : 140736896952064PROC : db2sysc 0
INSTANCE: tsminst1
NODE : 000
EDUNAME: db2sysc 0
FUNCTION: DB2 UDB, base sys utilities, sqeAppServices::ExecuteStopForce, probe:1000
DATA #1 : String, 47 bytes
[Force]->Number of applications to be forced :
DATA #2 : Hexdump, 4 bytes
0x00007FFFDCBEF1D4 : 0200 0000

[tsminstn@DCMBACKUP db2dump]$ tail -20 tsminstn.0.nfy

ADM10502W Health indicator "Database Backup Required" ("db.db_backup_req") is
in state "Manual backup required" on "database" "tsminst1.TSMDB1 ".
2015-02-17- Instance:tsminst1 Node:000
PID:2509(db2star2) TID:3969238816 Appid:none
base sys utilities DB2StartMain Probe:911

In the above situation, you cannot restart your TSM server unless you take the DB backup. and we
dont have any dsmserv utilities to take the TSM DB backup offline.

Since TSM uses DB2 database, you can take TSM DB backup using DB2 commands offline and
then restart your TSM server. Please note that this backup cannot be used for DRM purpose, and
you have to take TSM DB backup as soon as the server starts running fine. So here are the simple
steps which might help you

1) First








to /home/tsminst1/sqllib/db2dump directory and run

$ db2start
02/17/2015 18:42:59 0 0 SQL1063N DB2START processing was successful.
SQL1063N DB2START processing was successful.

2) Now,

you have to take the DB backup by using the following command, in the below

command tsmdb1 is the DB name and DBBACKUP2/dbb2 is the location where backup will be
stored. make sure you have enough place for the backup to be stored in the directory.
$ db2 backup db tsmdb1 to /DBBACKUP2/dbb2
Backup successful. The timestamp for this backup image is : 20150217184833

3) After the backup is successfully completed, you can run the dsmserv command to start the TSM
server as usual.
$ su - tsminst1
$ /opt/tivoli/tsm/server/bin/dsmserv
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