IBM Spectrum Protect Valuable Features

reviewer1347648
Network Systems Analyst III at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
In the past, we've always been uploading our stuff to tape. We now have disc-based solutions, and those disc-based solutions, one of the neat features of them is when you use what they call TSM for VE, Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environment, you're able to crack those snapshots open and are able to do file-level recoveries out of them. It gives you the ability to get rid of some file-level backups that you're using and gives you the ability to get rid of some SQL data protection backups. Instead of taking three different backups of your systems, you're taking only one. You're able to crack that open and get what you need. The incident recovery, where it creates the VM and then you're running it, technically you're running it on Spectrum Protect. But then in the background, it's doing the storage motion and moving it off the Spectrum Protect back to your VMware environment. The users don't know the difference. Those are nice really features that we really use. And it's really been helpful since we've gone to an all disc-based solution. View full review »
Albertus Maritz
Consultant at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We really like that it just works and haven't had any problem with it, whatsoever. It is very flexible in terms of schedules for different types of retentions. We have different policies for images, for audio files, and for user files. We have policies set up for something lasts for 15 years, or five years, or some for only two years. It can put up many, many schedules for different types of retentions. It's awesome. View full review »
Spectrum677
Database Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The fact that we can take the backup straight onto tape is the most valuable feature. IBM Spectrum Protect is very valuable for me because you don't necessarily need storage on-prem or on a production system. IBM Spectrum Protect has its system for taking a backup. It has a backup option on the outside also that makes it easy for you to do a restore. View full review »
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Tomas-Dalebjörk
IT Architect at CGI
Progressive incremental-forever (always incremental): SPFS is a file system for Spectrum Protect. A way to mount a Spectrum Protect storage pool as a mount point on your server for easier usage. With this one can protect any data using the Spectrum Protect storage. Eg # mount -t spfs /backup # mysqldump > /backup/mysqldump.bkp SPIR is Instant Recovery for Spectrum Protect. Take application consistent snapshots locally using, and sends snapshots data using space efficiently and blocking backups to the Spectrum Protect server. It provisions the snapshot from the backup server to the same or new server near instantly, so that applications can be started before all data has been copied back to original place. View full review »
reviewer1366821
Director of Storage Services at a legal firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The archiving feature is the most valuable aspect of the solution. View full review »
SrSoluti174f
Sr. Solution Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
* Deduplication * Data compression * There are a lot more features that we can use versus the previous product. View full review »
Solutiond548
Solutions Architect at Key Information Systems
The software-defined ability to do data reduction through deduplication and compression, as well as being able to replicate data to a cloud container. View full review »
Noel Bezuidenhout
IBM Product & Technical Sales Specialist at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features are the stability and also how it's seamlessly integrated with other IBM offerings. View full review »
reviewer918192
Architecte Technique at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The interface is easy to use. View full review »
Paulo Ricardo de Mello
IT Infrastructure Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
All features help me meet my requirements, but I love the TDP for VMware because of the web interface and the possibilities provided by this tool. It's amazing. View full review »
Zdzislaw Chobot
Technical Specialist IT at HCL Technologies
* Enterprise solution * Easy to build and add new instances: physical and virtual * Easy deployment in the cloud * Scripting-automation possibilities necessary to have in a big environment above 5 PB a month * Very good monitoring tool * "Operations center" very useful in order to check how instances feel and backup results. * We also use it to create tickets in SNOW in order to address issues and assign to the right team. View full review »
Tom McDonald
Sr. Infrastructure Engineer at Unum Group
The most valuable features are compression and deduplication. View full review »
Steffan Rhoads
Sys Admin 4 at UC Davis Health System
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). View full review »
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