Novell Home

TSATEST.NLM tool to test SMS performance

Novell Cool Solutions: Cool Tool

Digg This - Slashdot This

In Brief

A utility designed to allow analysis of the behavior of Novell's backup technology SMS.

Vitals

Product Categories:
  • NetWare
  • Functional Categories:
  • Backup/Restore
  • Posted:14 Nov 2003
    File Size:122KB
    License:Free
    Download:/coolsolutions/tools/downloads/tsatest.exe
    Publisher:

    Disclaimer

    Please read the note from our friends in legal before using this file.


    Details

    If you are suffering from reliability problems with backup and are concerned that the SMS components are the cause then TSATEST can be used to quickly eliminate the SMS components. Simply use TSATEST with parameters that mimic the failing job and, if it works without failure then SMS is unlikely to be the cause.

    This type of test is most useful for cases such as servers abending during backup but is only useful in eliminating the SMS components, the abend could be related to the tape I/O, for example. To eliminate the tape I/O path SBCON can be used instead.

    In particular, TSATEST.NLM executes backup jobs and performs statistical analysis of the behaviour of the backup APIs being used. As a consequence, it represents a useful tool for demonstrating what the SMS components are capable of delivering for many backup problems.

    Installation:

    See the included README.HTM file for details of how to install and use this test utility.

    This utility has been tested on NetWare 5.x and 6.x. It has not been tested on NetWare 4.x, but is expected to work on that platform as well.

    Novell Cool Solutions (corporate web communities) are produced by WebWise Solutions. www.webwiseone.com

    © 2014 Novell