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Score 8.1 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Tivoli Storage Manager

Large scale installations with traditional client agent backups. This does not suit pure virtual environments. Having said that, TSM does have another product specifically for the virtual environment. We have not used it.
Another positive point is that the clients can be configured to have separate individual storage which is important when considering GDPR compliance.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Tivoli Storage Manager
9.7
Universal recovery
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Live recovery
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.7
Recovery verification
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Incremental backup identification
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.7
Deduplication and file compression
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Management dashboard
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Platform support
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.7
Retention options
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.7
Encryption
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0

Pros

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • Good Support
  • GUI interface is straightforward and easy to navigate.
  • CLI is also an option to check on health or status of Tape Library.
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Cons

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • It may have a significant learning curve for people unfamiliar CLI.
  • The database can become corrupt and will require repairs. I have not had a case when I lost any data or inventory though.
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Likelihood to Renew

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli Storage Manager 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Not required, company closed.TSM is not used in my current role at my current job.
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Support

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli Storage Manager 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had a 3rd party support which was very good.
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Alternatives Considered

Tivoli Storage Manager

We are an IBM shop. TSM was bundled into the mix when we purchased new IBM equipment for new ERP project.
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Return on Investment

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • Simple, care free backups, especially if you do not use tapes and do not have to manage those.
  • Very fast restores as the libraries have everything available online.
  • Ease of locating the necessary data to restore
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Pricing Details

Tivoli Storage Manager

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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