IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) has been around for many years. Introduced in the early 1990s as ADSTAR Distributed
Storage Manager (ADSM), the software was built on mainframe data storage management concepts. It has since been widely adopted.
Backup and disaster recovery expert Pierre Dorion offers four tips on deploying TSM, comparing it to "traditional" backup products, outlining best practices, detailing how to use TSM for disk backups and calling your attention to what to watch out for.
Learn about the architectural concepts behind IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager backup software and the main differences between it and "traditional" backup products.
This segment outlines best practices for designing and implementing a TSM backup environment.
This tip discusses integration of disk as a backup medium in a TSM environment.
This tip outlines issues that users commonly encounter in a TSM environment.
About the author: Pierre Dorion is a certified business continuity professional for Mainland Information Systems Inc.