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Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack Requirements



Hardware and Software Requirements for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack

Diagnosing The Problem

Below is a table with links to the Software and Hardware Requirements for different FastBack versions and their components.

Resolving The Problem


Support Dates
FastBack Ver. 5.5.5
Nov. 13, 2008 - Apr. 30, 2014
FastBack Ver. 6.1.0
-> Base Version <-
Jan. 15, 2010 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.1
  • Removed Support for Windows 2000 Server on FastBack Server
  • Added note about IPV6 not being supported
  • Updated FastBack Server Hardware Requirements
  • Red Hat Enterprise Server 5.3 support was added to FastBack Client
  • Updated FastBack Client Hardware Requirements
  • Windows 2008 R2 support was added to FastBack For Exchange
  • Exchange 2010 Support was added to FastBack For Exchange
Jul. 30, 2010 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Server 5.4 support was added to FastBack Client
Dec. 17, 2010 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.3
  • Windows 2008 R2 32-bit and 64-bit support was added to FastBack Server
  • DR Hub now reflects 64-bit support
Dec. 17, 2010 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.4
  • Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit now supported on FastBack Client
  • FastBack Client now supports multipath volumes on Linux Redhat OS
Jun. 26, 2011 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.6
Jun 22, 2012 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.7
  • RH 5.8 and RH 6.3 are now supported on the FastBack Client.
  • Windows 7 is now supported on the FastBack Server.
Dec 14, 2012 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.8No changes in the supported platforms since the previous release.Jun 26, 2013 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.9Support for the following operating systems is provided by FastBack Client, FastBack Mount, and Administrative Command Line.
  • Windows 2012
  • Windows 8

Support for the following operating system is provided by FastBack Server.
  • Windows 2012 R2

The following operating systems are not supported.
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
Dec 18, 2013 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.10
  • Windows 8.1 support was added to FastBack Client, FastBack Server, and FastBack BMR.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 support was added to FastBack Client, and FastBack BMR.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, SP3 support was added to FastBack Client, and FastBack BMR.
  • IBM Tivoli Common Reporting 2.1.1 support was added to FastBack Server.
  • SQL 2012 support was added to FastBack Client.
  • Support for Tivoli Common Reporting 1.2 was broken and now needs special scripts to run.
June 30, 2014 - Current
FastBack Ver. 6.1.11
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 support was added to FastBack Client, and FastBack BMR.
  • Microsoft Exchange 2013 (including DAG configurations) was added to FastBack for Exchange.
  • Microsoft Exchange 2013 sp1 (including DAG configurations) was added to FastBack for Exchange.
Dec 19, 2014 - Current
FastBack Ver.6.1.12
  • IBM Tivoli Common Reporting version support was added to Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack Reporting. It is now available as part of Jazz™ for Service Management
Jun 12, 2015 - Current
Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery Ver 7.1Hardware and software supported by FastBack with the following exceptions:
  • Windows 2000 is not supported
  • Windows XP is not supported
Dec 13, 2013 - Current
Base Versions available at Passport Advantage:

Fix Packs available at Fix Central:

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Modified date:
17 June 2018