Backup and Archive Service for Tivoli


The Division of Information Technology (DIT) offers a fee-based backup and archive service to the University community. Users and departments that require backups of their data can use this service to protect their vital information in a secure data center location. Data is also sent offsite for Disaster Recovery purposes. The service uses IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) which is an industry standard product. Data is initially backed up to disk and then migrated to tape drives in an automated tape library. Users can backup and restore files and databases based on a number of criteria in a scheduled manner with a variety of retention periods. The archive service is used to provide long-term retention of vital information. This allows users and departments to free up disk space for use with current data while retaining less frequently accessed data on tape. TSM is used for this service as well.

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