Backup and Archive
Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) is a client/server system providing backup and archive services. We support a centrally scheduled, policy-managed backup service for about 20 servers and up to 130 clients. Users can initiate file restores at any time. In the case of disk or system crashes lost information can be recovered by the system administrator. The TSM archive service fulfills the requirements of the Max Planck long-term storage policy for scientific data and documents.
The hardware of two TSM servers was replaced in 2011 and the IBM Tape Library has been upgraded with 6 LTO5 tape drives, quadrupling the tape capacity from the previously used LTO3 tapes. A second TSM server with a smaller library and two LTO5 drives has been located in the new high precision laboratory and serves as an institute archive mirror.