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Enterprise Backup and Recovery

5000 people affected
5 people managed
6 month project

Project Description

Enterprise Backup and Recovery

Data Protection for AIX, Windows Server 2008/2012, OS/400 File Systems; Data Protection (AlwaysOn) for IBM Domino, Oracle DB, MS SQL Server, Virtual Environment (VMWARE)

TSM Server v6.2.2 (recently upgraded to Spectrum Protect Server v7.1.7) running on AIX 6.1, configured with 8 cores, 128 GB RAM, 3 TB of storage for DB and logs. Connected to EMC Data Domain Appliance (11 TB) and IBM TS3500 Tape Library with 6 x Ultrium 4 FC Drives and 6 x Ultrium 6 FC Drives; with 3000 slots. 

Configured for LAN-Free backup (using Spectrum Protect Storage Agent) on DB and Mail servers.

Using Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments to off-load snapshots from ESXs to Spectrum Protect storage pools. Implemented incremental forever snapshots for VM backups. Able to recover up to to file-level using image mount feature.

Using Active Data Pools on for fast recovery of backup up data. Two copy pools; one each for onsite and remote vault facility.

Using node data replication to bring backup/archive data from production to disaster recovery facility.

Spectrum Protect at DRF is running on AIX 6.1, configured with 4 cores, 128 GB RAM, 3 TB of storage for DB and logs. Connected to EMC Data Domain Appliance (11 TB) and IBM TS3310 Tape Library with 3 x Ultrium 4 FC Drives and 3 x Ultrium 6 FC Drives; with 400 slots. 

Using Spectrum Protect Operations Center for management and Spectrum Protect Monitoring for system monitoring.

Lessons Learned

Yes, allocate a larger capacity on VTL. Implement Spectrum Protect in a cluster. Configure an optimize Spectrum Protect database storage.


support from colleagues


steep learning curve
large no. of people impacted

Technologies Used

Technical Skills Used

  • Spectrum Protect Implem and Admin
  • AIX Administrition
  • SAN Administration
  • Windows Server Administration
  • Network Administration

Technical Certifications Used

  • Spectrum Protect Implem and Admin
  • Spectrum Protect Operations
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