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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.

Good News
  • Fast, easy data backup and restore.
  • Compelling price point.
    Bad News
  • 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.


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