Archive for the 'TSM 6.1.x.x' Category



Format Completed with Return Code 499

Tuesday 10 August 2010 @ 5:21 am

If you have been trying to upgrade TSM 5 to TSM 6 & received the following error:  “Format Completed with Return Code 499” Then follow the steps below, which I have got from IBM article to fix the problem. I have used these steps & they have worked for me & they should work for you too.

If this is not an upgrade & you started with a clean install, but you still got a missed up database then follow up the steps below & then follow up: “How do you remove a server instance without uninstalling the TSM server?” which will remove the corrupted instance & database & you will be ready for trying to initialize the instance again. Below is the how-to copied from IBM KB.




How do you remove a server instance without uninstalling the TSM server?

Sunday 8 August 2010 @ 4:59 am

Today while installing TSM 6.1.2 for one of my client I had end up with a crashed instance of TSM. I did not feel to reinstall TSM & wanted to delete that TSM instance & its database. Below the steps I have used to do just that:

1) Open a DOS command prompt and run “db2ilist”. This will list the TSM instances that are defined to DB2.

2) From the DOS command prompt issue “db2idrop <instance name>”. So if the instance you want to remove is “SERVER1″ you would issue “db2idrop server1″

3) Open the registry to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IBM\ADSM\CurrentVersion\Server. Here you will find the instance. Remove the instance directory. Do not remove HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IBM\ADSM\CurrentVersion\Server itself.