Data, Data Everywhere
After unpacking the unit and connecting the surprisingly few cables necessary between the server and the library unit, I was ready to begin. Installing the Tivoli client was a breeze--StorServer includes the software for multiple operating systems with the appliance and a customizable global template file that ensures all clients are configured identically. Clients are available to support 35 operating systems, including HP-UX, IBM AIX, Sun Microsystems Solaris, Novell, Linux, Windows and Macintosh.
Fast, easy data backup and restore.
Compelling price point.
Must bounce back and forth between various programs to accomplish all tasks.
The machines I was backing up were all configured with multiple partitions containing file systems. The Tivoli client recognized each partition, and I had the option to decide which partitions I would like included in the backup set; I was most impressed. Another interesting feature of the client is its Web-based interface, which lets users request file restores and gives them a venue for data archival.