IBM TSM L1 and L2 support interview question and answers


Latest TSM Interview questions and answers on Tivoli Storage Manager Server health Monitoring, TSM Clients, Library Management, DRM Management, OS Level Queries and Tivoli Data Protections Configurations like TDPSQL and TDPORACLE. 

Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) L1 & L2 Interview Question and Answers

1) How will you know whether your Lanfree is successfully configured or not ?

        validate lanfree nodename staname
     
2) How to check the B/A Client Version ?
     
         q node nodename f=d

3) In my AIX Server some one has removed rmt using rmdev, how will you restore ?
     
         By running  cfgmgr  command

4) What is journal based  backup ?

       It is a journal file on the client machine which acts as a db by using journal engine. it maintains all the files that have changed since the last backup,  so when a schedule has started, it backsup only those files which are updated in the journal database.

5) How to check OS level errors in Windows and AIX ?

By opening Event Viewer in windows,
       By running errpt -a command in AIX

6) What are your roles as TSM admin ?

Schedules (client & admin) Monitoring, Media management tasks, TSM DB & Log Health            Monitoring.

7) How frequently do you perform TSM health check ?

       Daily Twice

8) DATABASE BACKUP COMPLETED, HOW DO U CHECK WHEN IT WAS STARTED ?

q act se="backup db" begind=-1

9) HOW DO YOU CHECK HOW MANY NODES OF MY CLIENTs ARE UNDER SCHEDULING ?

select count(*) from associations

10) A TAPE IS MOUNTED INTO DRIVE,  HOW CAN I KNOW WHY IT WAS MOUNTED?

q mount f=d,    q act se=volname,     q pr

11) WHAT IS LIBRARY MANAGER AND LIBRARY CLIENT ?

        Library Manager and Library Clients

12) HOW CAN I CHECK IF THE TSM SERVER IS A LIBRARY MANGER OR LIBRARY CLIENT ?

Run q lib librname f=d command on TSM Server and see if the                        parameter primarylibrarymanager=yes

13) HOW TO CHECK THE CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN LIBRARY MANAGER AND CLIENT ?

ping server <librclient name>

14) Why we use CSCRIPT in Windows and AIX ?

  For breaking the DRM Recovery plan file

15) Why are we using Audit Library CMD?

  To resolve the inconsistency between database inventory and tape library.

16) Can we restore TSM without Volhist File ?

   By using device configuration file.

17) How can you remove the schedule association from the node ?

   del assoc domname schdna nodename

18) How to restore DB tell me the cmd ?

    dsmserv restore db

19) How can you know which device is attached to your server in AIX ?

   lsdev -Cc tape
   lscfg -vpl rmt* or smc*

20) Do you know the upgradation from V5.5 to V6.x ?

21) How will you configure TDPSQL?

22) What is the cmd to take backup in TDPSQL ?

    tdpsqlc backup datbasename full

23) How will u take the STGpool Backup, give cmd?

    backup stg stgname copystgname

24) How can you check that the scheduler services is running ?

   services.msc in windows or ps -ef | grep dsmc in AIX

25) I want to keep only 7day DB backup what will u do ?

  delete volhist todate=today-7 or Set drmdbbackupexpiredays 7

26) How to check OS version in AIX?

   oslevel

27) How to check the LAN free Backup ?

    q act node=nodename begind=-1
                                           
28) What is the purpose of "movedata command"?

  To move the data from one volume to other volume and makes the original volume as scratch.

29) How do you find volumes with errors?

  select read_errors,write_errors from volumes where read_errors>0 or write_errors>0

30) Tell me Copy group definitions from domain?

  def dom domname
  def pol domname polname
  def mgmt domname polname mgmtname dest=stgpool vere= verd= rete= reto=
  defmgmt domname polname mgmtname
 Validate pol domname polname
  activate pol domname polname

31) What are your  daily activities of DRM ?

  Daily drm activities involve:

  checking the backup of primary stg pools to copy pools
  checking the db backup, deviceconfiguration,volumehistoy backups
  checking the drm settings
  checking if the rpf file generate is succesfully or not
  sending the backup volumes, db backup volumes, device configuration, volumehistory, rpf file to vault.
  by using move drmmedia * where state=mountable tostate=vault
  checking in to the empty volumes that come to onsite from vault

32) How do you send volumes to off-site?
  
   move drmmedia * where state=mountable tostate=vault

33) How do you bring offsite volumes to onsite?
 
   move drmmedia * where state=vaultretrieve tostate=onsite

34) In lanfree where to give port number of STA agent ?

     dsm.opt
    dsmsta.opt

35) How to restore database in tdpsql ?

     tdpsqlc restore databasename full

36) What is tdpoconf and tdposync in tdp oracle ? 

    tdpoconf is used to check the configuration & to change/update the tdpnode password.
    tdposync is used to delete the backup objects that are in tsmserver and which are not in RMAN catalog.





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1 Response to "IBM TSM L1 and L2 support interview question and answers"

  1. Anil. Please tell me how to restore tsm with device configuration file .

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