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In TSM for VE, in addition to VADP, are there any other methods?

#1
TSM for VE utilizes VMware VADP to backup VM guests, in addition to that, Can it invoke SnapShots technology provided by a storage array? If yes, can you please provide the link for details?
Thank you!
 

moon-buddy

ADSM.ORG Moderator
#2
No - TSM for VE does not have that provision.

Checkout Spectrum Protect Plus (SPP); but this means you have to replace TSM for VE with SPP.
 

moon-buddy

ADSM.ORG Moderator
#4
Well, SPP is still based on VMware VADP.
If you believe it is not, then what technology is SPP based on?
Last we looked into this, IBM said they will have the ability to work with snapshots on the later versions. They introduced a new version lately.

This is why I said, "Checkout Spectrum Protect Plus (SPP)". I don't do TSM for VE or SPP as IBM's technology - working with snapshots - for this is way behind.
 
#5
I probably didn’t make my question clear. Here it is again.

TSM for VE backs up VM guests by invoking VMware’s VADP which actually takes snapshots, and record changes between this and last snapshots.

My question is, does TSM also provide any other means other than VADP to back up VM’s by taking snapshots, for instance, by invoking storage areay’s snapshots?
 

moon-buddy

ADSM.ORG Moderator
#6
I probably didn’t make my question clear. Here it is again.

TSM for VE backs up VM guests by invoking VMware’s VADP which actually takes snapshots, and record changes between this and last snapshots.

My question is, does TSM also provide any other means other than VADP to back up VM’s by taking snapshots, for instance, by invoking storage areay’s snapshots?
I thought I made it clear - TSM does not work with snapshots as it does not have APIs to work with the storage that houses the datastores or volumes.

Competitors like VEEAM have APIs that links with the underlying storage and thus have options to either work with VADP or snapshots.
 

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The Spectrum Protect TLA (Three-Letter Acronym): ISP or something else?

  • Every product needs a TLA, Let's call it ISP (IBM Spectrum Protect).

    Votes: 15 18.1%
  • Keep using TSM for Spectrum Protect.

    Votes: 52 62.7%
  • Let's be formal and just say Spectrum Protect

    Votes: 9 10.8%
  • Other (please comement)

    Votes: 7 8.4%

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