What is Tivoli Storage Manager TSM Fastback for Workstation clients - Video Tutorial


IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations is a data protection solution for user workstations and notebook computers on the Microsoft Windows platform. Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations clients offer transparent, real-time replication and scheduled backup services. The central administration console allows you to manage many clients throughout the enterprise.

Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations client


The Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations client provides a flexible, easy to use file protection system. Your most important files can be continuously protected. Your less important files can be protected at scheduled intervals to save time and storage space. Email files can also be protected. And you can prevent any changes (including deletions) to files in folders that you designate as vaults.

Continuously protected files are backed up to a local drive. This means that backup copies are created even when network conditions prevent storing backup copies remotely. Continuously protected files can also be stored on remote storage locations, when network connections allow. If a remote location is not available when you change a continuously protected file, the Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations client makes a backup copy on that device as soon as the device becomes available. Scheduled backup copies are created on the interval that you configure (hourly, weekly, daily, or monthly). If the remote device for scheduled backups is not available at the time of the backup, theTivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations client makes backup copies on the remote location as soon as that device becomes available.

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Every time you change a file, a backup copy is created. You can choose which version of a protected file you want to restore, and configure how many backup copies to save.
This diagram provides an overview of how the Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations client protects your data.
Product overview diagram. Continuously protected files can be backed up to local storage or remote storage. E-mail and other files that are protected on a schedule can be backed up only to remote storage. You can restore files from either local storage or remote storage.
After installation of a Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations client, the client immediately provides continuous protection for a pre-configured list of files. You can see the backup copies in the \RealTimeBackup\ folder in the root of your primary drive. The backup copies can also be seen in the list of files that you can restore with the Restore Wizard of the client. The default space allocated for your backup copies is 500 MB.
You can configure other lists of files to protect, other storage areas, scheduled protection, and other protection options, using the client or the central administration console.
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Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations can store backup copies on a Tivoli Storage Manager server, but there is no requirement to use Tivoli Storage ManagerTivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations is a stand-alone product and has no dependencies on Tivoli Storage Manager or Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack.
Basics of Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations central administration console (CAC)

With the Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations central administration console, you can centrally manage many Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations clients.
With the central administration console, you can manage Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations clients in the following ways:
  • Discover existing Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files and Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations clients.
  • Monitor the activity of clients to determine the health of your data protection system.
  • Tune performance of clients and react to potential problems to maintain the highest level of data protection. You can update configurations and send command scripts.
  • Deploy software updates throughout the enterprise.
The central administration console is a tool for monitoring and managing the clients. The central administration console makes an administrator's job easier, but is not a requirement for protecting your data. Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations clients can protect your data without the central administration console. If you do not install the central administration console or if the central administration console is not running, your data is still protected by the Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations clients.
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Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations can store backup copies on a Tivoli Storage Manager server, but there is no requirement to use Tivoli Storage ManagerTivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Workstations is a stand-alone product and has no dependencies on Tivoli Storage Manager or Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack.
The following concepts are key to understanding the central administration consolegroups and administration folders:
Groups
With the central administration console, you can administer many clients at a time. You can filter and select clients based on several criteria, but a typical filter is achieved by assigning clients with similar data-protection needs to the same group.
Administration folders
The central administration console communicates with clients by sharing information with clients in administration folders.




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