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Kroll Ontrack develops granular restore capabilities for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM)

9/17/2012

Restoring data independent of their tape storage environment saves corporations significant time and costs associated with recovering, restoring and migrating tape data


MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 17, 2012 – Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of data recovery, electronic discovery, and information management today announced IT administrators will now be able to leverage Kroll Ontrack tape services to restore IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager (TSM) data, regardless of the TSM version used at the time of backup and independent of their current storage environment. Eliminating the requirement of an IBM TSM environment for tape file recovery, restoration and migration enables administrators to granularly restore files within tapes, producing significant time and cost savings, especially for organizations bound by a data production deadline, such as litigation.

Traditionally, recovery, restoration and migration of TSM data required IT administrators to build and replicate the identical TSM server environment or revert the tape server environment back to the settings in which the tapes were created. Doing so not only presents logistical challenges, but inhibits the ability to conduct an expedited data restoration.

“To date, there simply has not been an easy and cost-effective way to restore data contained on Tivoli Storage Manager,” said Jeff Pederson, manager of data recovery operations, Kroll Ontrack. “This becomes a significant issue when corporations are attempting to manage this process while balancing the budget, resources and time constraints of a project. Similar to our Ontrack® PowerControls™ technology, Kroll Ontrack can now eliminate this headache by granularly restoring only the files needed on each tape. Further, Kroll Ontrack has multiple tape drives, affording the ability to restore multiple tapes and specific files simultaneously, which further expedites the tape restoration job.”

Specifically, the benefits of this new tape services capability include the ability to:

  • Restore old, deleted or expired files from tape backups even if they’re not in TSM’s database anymore.
  • Restore millions of files without memory limitations.
  • Conduct tape restorations in parallel and in any order, improving the speed of the job.




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