Welcome to the Storage Management Blog, where you can read the perspectives from storage management experts. This Blog provides insights into the storage management solution, as well as technical details about specific IBM products.
Every year I publish a set of predictions that I think will likely happen in the market space of storage and storage management. Here is my list for 2012.... 1) Storage breakthroughs nipping the “Digital Dark Age” in the bud Since the early 1990’s, an increasing proportion of data created and used has been in the form of digital data. Today, the world produces more than 1.8 zettabytes of digital information a year. Yet, digital storage can in many ways be more perishable than paper. Disks corrode, bits “rot” and hardware becomes... [More]
Tivoli Storage Manager Version 6 first GA'd in 2009 with a new internal database, our highest levels of scalability and availability, and new data reduction features such as deduplication at the source and target. Along the way, we published "Deployment Recommendations for TSM v6 Server" to streamline customers' deployment planning and experience, greatly improving time to value for clients. The Deployment Guide is a living document with "real time" updates occurring whenever new insights are discovered in areas such as... [More]
The IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center is the new web-based interface for managing your storage environment. It is available for the Tivoli Storage Manager 6.3.4 server and 6.4.1 client. See the following YouTube videos for details:
Operations Center overview
Overview of the installation and configuration of the Operations Center
IBM® Tivoli® Storage FlashCopy Manager software provides fast application-aware backups and restores by making use of advanced snapshot technologies in IBM storage systems. Support for VMware vSphere environments was added in version 3.1. You can back up complete datastores in just minutes while keeping virtual machines running without interruption. IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager for VMware provides a vCenter GUI plug-in which is a graphical user interface (GUI) that integrates with the VMware vSphere client. It allows easy access and... [More]
We recently added a new technical library to Service Management Connect .
The purpose of the technical library is to provide our users with
professionally written technical articles to assist our users with the
implementation and usage of our products. The most recent article
published describes how to use Tivoli Storage Manager to back up and
recover a DB2 database. Here's the overview of what you'll find in that
article: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager is a software product that addresses
the challenges of complex... [More]
Join us on the Tivoli User Community client webcast and opportunity for questions, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 11:00 am ET, USA. Reserve Your Webcast Seat Now Overview: This TUC webcast will provide insight and detail in the day-to-day operations and challenges of TSM Administrators. Over the years Mr. Perkins has spoken to many TSM and backup administrators to understand their challenges, goals and what they are dealing with in certain aspects of their jobs. He will touch on a few items that he has done to overcome some of the same... [More]
After upgrading the Tivoli Storage Manager server from Version 6.1 or
V6.2 to V6.3, it might not be possible to restore the V6.1 or V6.2
database. see: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21605540&lnk=uctug_tivoli_twt_2012-08-01_TSM-DB-Flash
For information about installing and using the Tivoli Storage Manager V7.1 Operations Center, see the following sources:
Installing and upgrading the Operations Center
Managing the storage environment with the Operations Center
Daily monitoring from the Operations Center
Tuning Operations Center performance
Operations Center system requirements calculator
From the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Version 7.1 Operations Center, you can complete daily monitoring tasks to ensure that the Tivoli Storage Manager system is functioning properly. For more information, see Daily monitoring from the Operations Center .
Learn how you can consolidate your V6.3 and V6.4 Tivoli Storage Manager server and Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments on one virtual machine. The IBM white paper IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server and Data Mover Running in a Virtual Environment Sample Solution can help you to deploy a Tivoli Storage Manager data-protection solution for a virtual environment. The paper includes a sample architecture to help guide you.
This one is titiled "Using IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for ERP - Data Protection for SAP HANA"
see it here: http://ibm.co/11AjYmw
See all Tivoli IEA content here:
This one titled "What is new in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments 6.4"
see it at: http://ibm.co/16O8Ylk
See all Tivoli IEA content here:
View the whitepaper here!
Data management is critical to organizations of all sizes because they rely on their data for business continuity. Therefore, a lapse in data protection can have serious implications. Using Tivoli Storage Management in conjunction with Servergraph and the Cristie Bare Recovery Machine for Tivoli Storage Management users disaster recovery package, the IT department backup team of the Einstein Healthcare Network, a large Philadelphia based healthcare organization, has created an... [More]
Do you want to improve backup and restore performance of your Tivoli Storage Manager database? In the recently published Tivoli Storage Manager wiki article, Protecting the Tivoli Storage Manager Server Database by Using IBM Tivoli FlashCopy Manager , learn more about techniques you can use to speed up backup and restore processes for large databases.
In just a few minutes, you can restore your Tivoli Storage Manager server database by using FlashCopy Manager.
The wiki... [More]
Please join the Tivoli User Community for a live Webcast, Data Domain Integration with Tivoli Storage Manager, and opportunity for Q& A on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET USA .
Reserve Your Webcast Seat Now
Storagepipe's Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack offering has been a key differentiator that has helped us stand out in the very competitive Windows SMB cloud data protection space. Thanks to our hosted TSM FastBack offering, Storagepipe now boasts one of the most attractive Windows server backup... [More]