Tivoli (TSM) Backup Solution for Mid- or Large-Size Organizations
March 04, 2022

Tivoli (TSM) Backup Solution for Mid- or Large-Size Organizations

Naveen Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Tivoli

We are using Tivoli (TSM) backup software as backup and recovery solution in our environment. We use this product to take all types of backups at OS and database level, like filesystem level backup, OS backup (AIX mksysb), etc. We use this software for daily purpose of backup and recovery for virtual and physical environment.
  • Tivoli (TSM) takes backup by using progressive incremental backup, which means that once it takes the full backup, it only takes the backup of changed data. By using this technique, it provides lots of benefits, like using less network bandwidth and taking less storage space.
  • Tivoli basically provides an archive and retrieval service for data at a cheaper cost that needs to be stored for long period due to compliance.
  • Tivoli (TSM) backup software provides the feature of migration and recall service for space management on client systems or servers.
  • Tivoli is not manageable from the GUI console and I believe it needs a dedicated resource to manage the software.
  • Tivoli (TSM) configuration is complex, granular, and scalable with customizable configuration features, but it requires a good administrator that has a strong knowledge of the product.
  • It needs additional agents or plugins for administration; for example, I have to use an MMC plug-in on the servers.
  • The best feature of Tivoli is deduplication functionality of source and destination data, which helps us to save costs.
  • Tivoli does well in running file-level backups in our organization, so I can say this is the best solution for file-level backups.
  • This product allows us to customize the configuration up to an extreme level.
  • Tivoli backup solution is good for file-level backups in mid or large-type organizations.
  • Tivoli provides deduplication functionality of source and destination data, which helps to save resources.
  • The administration of Tivoli is complex, which means you need good skills to manage this product.
Tivoli is the best software backup solution for medium and large-sized companies that need a backup and disaster
recovery system that is customizable with a
very high level of reliability. I really like the way we can customize the software according to the environment. It provides a lot of features like deduplication to save storage resources and costs.

Do you think Tivoli delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Tivoli's feature set?

Yes

Did Tivoli live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Tivoli go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Tivoli again?

Yes

Tivoli (TSM) software is best for the policy-based management of file-level backups with automatic data migration between storage tiers. It's the best way to save on the cost of storage and other resources. I really like the deduplication functionality of source and destination data, which helps to save the network bandwidth and storage resources. The administration of Tivoli is still complex, which means you need good skills to manage this product. Although, a new version is coming with a better GUI, but it will still require good command-line skills to make Tivoli do everything.