IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Implementation Guide

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Published 14 June 2006, updated 21 December 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738497037
ISBN-13: 9780738497037
IBM Form #: SG24-5416-03
(822 pages)

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Authors: Charlotte Brooks, Peter McFarlane, Norbert Pott, Eduardo Tomaz, Martin Trcka

Contributing companies: andersenIT; GC System


This IBM Redbooks publication describes how to integrate, install, configure, and operate the very latest IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Release 5.3 in heterogeneous environments.

You will learn how to implement and operate IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. You should already have a conceptual understanding of Tivoli Storage Manager. We show you how to set up and implement the software, covering basic and advanced topics for Windows, AIX, and Linux based operating system platforms.

We demonstrate how to handle all important tasks to protect your business: planning, client and server installation, operations, performance considerations, SAN environments, NDMP, as well as explaining many more features. This practical guide is intended for the following audiences: system administrators new to IBM Tivoli Storage Manager who are asked to commence a basic IBM Tivoli Storage Manager implementation for the very first time, and administrators who want to learn more about the basic and advanced components and their implementation.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction
Chapter 1. Implementation checklists
Chapter 2. Implementation planning
Part 2. Installation
Chapter 3. Server installation
Chapter 4. Backup-archive client installation
Chapter 5. Database and recovery log
Chapter 6. Data storage
Chapter 7. Data storage policies
Chapter 8. Managing Tivoli Storage Manager
Chapter 9. Licensing
Chapter 10. Administrative client
Part 3. Operational details
Chapter 11. Client operations
Chapter 12. Scheduling
Chapter 13. Routine tasks
Chapter 14. Advanced operations
Chapter 15. Performance considerations
Part 4. Advanced topics
Chapter 16. Leveraging SAN environments
Chapter 17. Server-free data movement
Chapter 18. Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP)
Chapter 19. Disaster Recovery Manager
Chapter 20. Bare Machine Recovery
Chapter 21. Data Protection configuration on the server
Chapter 22. Tivoli Storage Manager upgrade considerations
Appendix A. Planning and sizing worksheets
Appendix B. Book support material: macros and scripts

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