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Microsoft Windows 2003, to provide fast online backups of Exchange databases. The
snapshot backups can be retained on disk, or optionally copied to Tivoli Storage Manager for
longer term storage. Because the snapshot operation itself is rapid, the impact of backup on
the database is minimal. To further reduce the overhead of backup, the copy operation to
Tivoli Storage Manager can optionally be performed by a separate server known as an
offloaded backup server.
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Advanced Copy Services
Tivoli Storage Manager for Advanced Copy Services software provides online backup and
restore of data stored in mySAP, DB2, and Oracle applications by leveraging the copy
services functionality of the underlying storage hardware. Using hardware-based copy
mechanisms rather than traditional file-based backups can significantly reduce the
backup/restore window on the production server. Backups are performed through an
additional server called the
backup server, which performs the actual backup. Since the
backup operation is offloaded to the backup server, the production server is free from nearly
all the performance impact. The production server’s processor time is dedicated for the actual
application tasks, so application users’ performance is not affected during backup.
Specifically, Tivoli Storage Manager for Advanced Copy Services provides FlashCopy
integration on the DS6000, DS8000, SVC, and ESS for split mirror backup and optional
FlashBack restore of mySAP, DB2 UDB, and Oracle databases.
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for System Backup and Recovery
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for System Backup and Recovery (SysBack™) empowers you
with a flexible backup method for your AIX systems. It helps to protect your data and to
provide bare metal restore capabilities. It offers a comprehensive system backup, restore, and
reinstallation tool. SysBack is a simple to use, yet highly effective, tool. Any feature may be
executed from either the AIX command line or by using the SMIT menu interface.
For more product information, see the following Web site:
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