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IBM Tivoli CDP for Files is #62 ranked solution in best Backup and Recovery Software. PeerSpot users give IBM Tivoli CDP for Files an average rating of 10 out of 10. IBM Tivoli CDP for Files is most commonly compared to IBM Spectrum Protect: IBM Tivoli CDP for Files vs IBM Spectrum Protect. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 30% of all views.
What is IBM Tivoli CDP for Files?
IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files is a continuous backup software that protects your most important files. This real-time, continuous data protection solution for file servers and user endpoints automatically backs up your most critical files the moment they are saved.

IBM Tivoli CDP for Files was previously known as Tivoli CDP for Files.

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IBM Tivoli CDP for Files Pricing Advice

What users are saying about IBM Tivoli CDP for Files pricing:
"It's expensive, but it's worth for it due to the volume of critical information within our database. We are currently paying about $22,000 per year."

IBM Tivoli CDP for Files Reviews

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Mohammed Fahad
Sr. Aix Admin at Ebrahim Khalil Kanoo B.S.C (c)
Real User
Restoration and infrastructure are extremely reliable
Pros and Cons
  • "The restoration and infrastructure is extremely reliable."
  • "We would like to have the opportunity to omit data from being backed up. For example, we have three virtual machines, each with three disks. When running the backup, it will automatically take each disk rather than allowing us to select what data we want backed."

What is our primary use case?

We are currently using Tivoli to backup 15 terabytes within our Oracle Database using a RMAN backup script. The RMAN's utility and restoration has been perfect, we have yet to experience any issues. It's very reliable.

What is most valuable?

The restoration and infrastructure are extremely reliable.

What needs improvement?

We would like to have the opportunity to omit data from being backed up. For example, we have three virtual machines, each with three disks. When running the backup, it will automatically take each disk rather than allowing us to select what data we want backed.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Tivoli for 15 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not run into major stability issues. Any issue that we have (i.e. lacking calls) are not on the Tivoli side and are manageable by us.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is okay. We have a terabyte license and it is projected that we will not need to boost size within the next five years.

It requires two people for maintenance.

How are customer service and support?

We rarely need to reach out to customer service; however, when we do, they have not been able to help us resolve a single call. Over the past ten years, we have been relying on Google to help us resolve any issues.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's expensive, but it's worth it due to the volume of critical information within our database. We are currently paying about $22,000 per year.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked into Veeam Backup. Even though a lot of other people like Veeam, Tivoli's restoration and infrastructure are unbeatable, making them the only ones that we rely on despite other feasible options.

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