The IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager or TSM) suite of products includes the Spectrum Protect Server and many add-on products and components for providing enterprise class data protection and disaster recovery.

In this Data Protection 101 series of videos, we provide a simple, easy-to-understand introduction to many of the components and technologies associated  with Spectrum Protect.

Spectrum Protect  - High level overview

This high level overview explains the architecture of Spectrum Protect, Spectrum Protect's basic functions and the products that make up the Spectrum Protect family.   It is a good place to start if you are looking for an introduction to Spectrum Protect and how the products fit together.

Spectrum Protect  Components - high-level introduction to  Spectrum Protect components

Many components access the Spectrum Protect Server to store data in different ways.  These 101-level videos cover client technologies that use the Spectrum Protect server to store and manage data.

  • Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments - VMware and Hyper-V
  • Bare Machine Recovery (BMR) is used to recover operating systems and data.
  • Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) automatically moves data from client disks to more inexpensive storage on the Spectrum Protect server.   (See the Space Management- HSM page on this site.)
  • NAS - NDMP backups of NAS devices, and Snapmirror to tape and SnapDiff backups of N series devices.
  • FastBack for Workstation - CDP backup that works stand alone, or in conjunction with the Spectrum Protect server.
  • The Spectrum Protect Operations Center provides a visual dialogue for administrators delivering decision point information necessary for successful use of Spectrum Protect.
  • Spectrum Protect Node Replication provides the ability to incrementally replicate a node's data to a remote Spectrum Protect target server for disaster recovery purposes.
  • FlashCopy Manager uses hardware and software snapshot technology to protect SQL Server, Exchange, DB2, Oracle, SAP, VMware, and other applications.
  • Deduplication is built into the Spectrum Protect server and client.  Server side dedupe helps reduce the amount of data stored and managed on the Spectrum Protect server and client-side dedupe reduces the amount of data transmitted across the network.
  • Spectrum Protect in the Cloud
  • Spectrum Protect Monitoring and Reporting options
  • Spectrum Protect Server Disaster Recovery overview