Hi Del. Tagging is OK. It means that our VMware guys will be managing the backups and I am not sure if they will choose TSM.
Deploying an extra disk just for pagefile.sys, reconfiguring and rebooting thousands of VMs is a lot of work. Much easier if the product has the ability to do exclusions. Like Veeam. IBM should step up. Hans Chr. On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 3:34 PM Del Hoobler <hoob...@us.ibm.com> wrote: > VMware tagging was introduced as a better solution for managing backups > (vs. VMFOLDER/subfolder). > > As for pagefile.sys ... one solution is to place the pagefile on its own > volume and exclude that volume.You can also set this disk as Independent > (VMware Edit Settings) and it will not participate in the snapshot, the > vmprocessindependent=yes option will allow the backup of the VM skipping > any Independent disk. > > > Del > > ---------------------------------------------------- > > > "ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L@VM.MARIST.EDU> wrote on 07/10/2018 > 09:17:00 AM: > > > From: Hans Christian Riksheim <bull...@gmail.com> > > To: ADSM-L@VM.MARIST.EDU > > Date: 07/10/2018 09:17 AM > > Subject: Re: [EXT] [ADSM-L] VMFolder in VMware backups > > Sent by: "ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L@VM.MARIST.EDU> > > > > Issued a PMR and from what I can gather it is theoretically impossible > to > > include subfolders due to VMware design. > > > > BTW , anyone know if there is any effort towards the ability to exclude > > pagefile.sys? That one is killing my dedup ratio. > > > > Hans Chr. > > > > On Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 11:12 AM Hans Christian Riksheim > <bull...@gmail.com> > > wrote: > > > > > Hi Matthew. > > > > > > I do mostly cluster level backups but for some installations we have > > > folders assigned to different customers and need a separate data mover > for > > > each. Without a subdir=yes type backup we get into the fun situation > where > > > someone has made a new sub folder without informing us. > > > > > > TSM has advanced and granular rules for file inclusion/exclusion but > the > > > TDP Vmware rules are too rudimentary to be useful in my opinion. > > > > > > As I understand IBM is abandoning the TSM way of doing things where > the > > > TSM admin controls the backup process with rules and policies and we > will > > > probably not see any improvement. If the responsibility of doing image > > > backups is transferred to our VMware guys they will choose the backup > > > software and TSM won't be on the short list. IBM should be aware of > that. > > > > > > Hans Chr. > > > > > > On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 4:36 PM Matthew McGeary < > > > matthew.mcge...@nutrien.com> wrote: > > > > > >> Good morning Hans, > > >> > > >> Subfolders have never worked with the -vmfolder option, which has > driven > > >> me crazy for years. I gave up and went to cluster-level backups. > > >> > > >> __________________________ > > >> Matthew McGeary > > >> Senior Advisor, Datacenter > > >> Information Technology > > >> T: (306) 933-8921 > > >> www.nutrien.com > > >> > > >> > > >> -----Original Message----- > > >> From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager [mailto:ADSM-L@VM.MARIST.EDU] On > Behalf > Of > > >> Hans Christian Riksheim > > >> Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 12:21 AM > > >> To: ADSM-L@VM.MARIST.EDU > > >> Subject: [EXT] [ADSM-L] VMFolder in VMware backups > > >> > > >> WARNING: This email originated from outside of the organization. > Exercise > > >> caution when viewing attachments, clicking links, or responding > > to requests. > > >> > > >> > > >> Any tip to include any sub folder? I have always believed they were > > >> included but now I see they are not. Not sure if this behavior has > changed > > >> with versions. Not helping that the documentation tells nothing about > this > > >> very important matter and turning yet another simple thing into a > research > > >> project. > > >> > > >> Hans C. Riksheim > > >> For more information on Nutrien's email policy or to unsubscribe, > click > > >> here: INVALID URI REMOVED > > > u=https-3A__www.nutrien.com_important-2Dnotice&d=DwIFaQ&c=jf_iaSHvJObTbx- > > siA1ZOg&r=0hq2JX5c3TEZNriHEs7Zf7HrkY2fNtONOrEOM8Txvk8&m=BXF- > > > > LWtMuswSjpHce_iSqAIFmZMA3vrccCNmO8JaHNs&s=xspFi4Eewrfu2eBuPhfvJoXuBvQcvuVELPzkdsp0ZcQ&e= > > >> Pour plus de renseignements sur la politique de courrier électronique > > >> d’Nutrien ou pour vous désabonnez, cliquez ici : > > >> INVALID URI REMOVED > > u=https-3A__www.nutrien.com_avis-2Dimportant&d=DwIFaQ&c=jf_iaSHvJObTbx- > > siA1ZOg&r=0hq2JX5c3TEZNriHEs7Zf7HrkY2fNtONOrEOM8Txvk8&m=BXF- > > > LWtMuswSjpHce_iSqAIFmZMA3vrccCNmO8JaHNs&s=tTPrBQGRIgYrlchkoLAJ7BXuluXwct- > > IYK6ThdJ9pnA&e= > > >> > > > > > > > >