IBM Spectrum Protect Review

Helpful scripting features, but the deduplication functionality needs improvement


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use for this solution is Backup & Recovery.

We have worked with old fashioned tape media hierarchies, completely disk-based backup using Data Domain, and now a mixed tape and directory container pool environment.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved our organization through better file and database recovery.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are scripting to control daily processing, scripting to integrate special client backups, and scripting to develop enhanced reporting (primarily using SQL).

What needs improvement?

The deduplication must be perfect, and thus should be improved. It costs us too much when we hit corruption in a backup and cannot recover.  

For how long have I used the solution?

More than twenty years.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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