What are some data backup reporting tools I can use? What are the benefits of using a data backup re

Curtis Preston discusses what data reporting backup tools people can use, and what the benefits of these tools are.

What are some data backup reporting tools I can use? What are the benefits of using a data backup reporting tool?
These products are now referred to as Data Protection Management products. There are several in this space and we maintain a list of them on Backup Central. In alphabetical order, they are Aptare Inc.'s Storage Console, Bocada Inc's Enterprise, EMC Corp.'s Data Protection Advisor, Rocket Software Inc.'s Servergraph. Symantec Corp.'s Veritas Backup Reporter, Tek-Tools Software's Storage Profiler and TSMworks Inc.

The main things these products do is help centralize the reporting of multiple data backup servers and products....

In addition to that, they help with trending and analysis when you are trying to make your backup environment more efficient.

This was first published in August 2009

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