IBM Softek TDMF Review

It very easy to setup and manage unless you have network problems.

Valuable Features

TDMF has a tunable parameter called CHUNKSIZE that affects many things within the product.

Improvements to My Organization

We were using MS Robo Copy for Data Migration wherein lot of manual efforts were required and it was not suited for large data migrations. TDMF resolved these problems with easy and fast data migrations.

Room for Improvement

There were restrictions when migrating from older to newer versions of Windows. As soon as the target disk is mounted on the higher level of Windows, NTFS file system will automatically be upgraded by Windows and will no longer be compatible with the source system. This means that migration cannot be resumed and a full refresh was needed to re-synchronize the source and target disks.

Use of Solution

3 years

Deployment Issues

Agent Installation fails sometimes for other sites and specific Firewall port needs to be opened between sites to create mobility groups

Stability Issues

Mobility Groups crashes sometimes and a re-synchronization were needed

Scalability Issues

No, It has more than 100 Mobility groups support and each MG can have more than 10 volume pairs

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

4 out of 5

Technical Support:

5 out of 5

Previous Solutions

Yes, Robo Copy but it is difficult to manage multiple and large data migrations. Also It was not a solution for non Windows platform.

Initial Setup

It very easy to setup and manage unless you have network problems.

Implementation Team


Other Solutions Considered

Yes, Double Take were evaluated but it did not supported Unix Platforms.

Other Advice

Go Ahead, Its easy and fast to get going with Hetrogenious platform support.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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