Use this reference to learn about functions that are limited or not supported by the Administration Center interface.
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The Administration Center for IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager offers the functions of most administrative commands, as well as additional functions such as the health monitor and wizards to help you perform complex tasks. However, some functions are limited or not supported in the Administration Center in Versions 5.4 and later, or in Versions 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3. The following table shows commands that are supported with some restriction or not yet supported. Use the command line if the command or command parameter that you need is not available in the Administration Center.
|Command||Supported in the Administration Center?|
|AUDIT LIBRARY||Support added in V5.4|
|AUDIT VOLUME||Support added in V5.4|
|CLEAN DRIVE||Support added in V6.1|
|DEFINE BACKUPSET||Support added in V6.1|
|DEFINE COPYGROUP TYPE=ARCHIVE||Supported except for these parameters:
(AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Windows) These parameters are needed only to support IBM Total Storage Archive Manager.
(z/OS) These parameters are needed only in V5.3, V5.4, and V5.5 to support Tivoli Storage Manager for Data Retention Protection.
|DEFINE DATAMOVER TYPE=SCSI (Windows servers only)||No
The TYPE=SCSI parameter on this command is only needed in V5.3 to support configuration for server-free data movement on Windows servers. Tivoli Storage Manager does not support server-free data movement in V5.4 and later versions.
DEFINE DEVCLASS for the z/OS® media server (AIX® and Linux only)
DEFINE LIBRARY for the ZOSMEDIA library type (AIX and Linux only)
DEFINE LIBRARY (LAN-free data movement z/OS only)
|Support added in V6.1|
|Support added in V6.1|
DEFINE PATH where the destination is a ZOSMEDIA library (AIX and Linux only)
DEFINE PATH (LAN-free data movement z/OS only)
|DEFINE SPACETRIGGER||This command is supported for databases and recovery logs, but not for storage pools, in V5.3, V5.4, and V5.5.
In V6.1, this command is supported for database and recovery logs and for storage pools.
|DEFINE STGPOOL||Supported except for the RECLAMATIONTYPE parameter
This parameter is needed only for support of EMC Centera devices.
|DELETE BACKUPSET||Support added in V6.1|
DELETE DEVCLASS for the z/OS media server (AIX and Linux only)
DELETE LIBRARY for the ZOSMEDIA library type (AIX and Linux only)
DELETE PATH where the destination is a ZOSMEDIA library (AIX and Linux only)
|Event logging commands (BEGIN EVENTLOGGING, END EVENTLOGGING, ENABLE EVENTS, DISABLE EVENTS)||No
Some SNMP options can be viewed in the interface, in a server's properties notebook.
|GENERATE BACKUPSET||Support added in V6.1|
|MOVE MEDIA||Support added in V5.4|
|MOVE NODEDATA||Support added in V5.4|
|QUERY BACKUPSET||Support added in V6.1|
|QUERY MEDIA||Support added in V5.4|
|QUERY NODEDATA||Support added in V5.4|
|You can use the Maintenance Plan editor to issue a simple REPLICATE NODE command that uses only default parameters.|
|RESTORE VOLUME||Yes. However, to restore random-access storage-pool volumes, use the command line.|
|SETOPT||Only the following server options can be modified using the Administration Center:
|UPDATE BACKUPSET||Support added in V6.1|
|UPDATE DATAMOVER TYPE=SCSI||No
This command is only needed in V5.3 to support configuration for server-free data movement on Windows servers. Tivoli Storage Manager does not support server-free data movement in V5.4 or later.
UPDATE DEVCLASS for the z/OS media server (AIX and Linux only)
|UPDATE DRIVE (FILE type)||No|
|UPDATE LIBRARY (FILE type)||No|
UPDATE LIBRARY (LAN-free data movement z/OS only)
UPDATE PATH where the destination is a ZOSMEDIA library (AIX and Linux only)
UPDATE PATH (LAN-free data movement z/OS only)
|VALIDATE LANFREE||Use the Enable LAN-free Data Movement wizard to get this function.|
VALIDATE REPLICATION type (AIX and Linux only)
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