In today's business world, where application servers are operational 24 hours a day, the data on these servers must be fully protected. You can't afford to lose any data, but you also can't afford to stop these critical systems for hours so you can protect the data adequately. As the amount of data that needs protecting continues to grow exponentially and the need to keep the downtime associated with backup to an absolute minimum, IT processes are at their breaking point.
Data volume snapshot technologies, such as IBMFlashCopy, can help minimize the impact caused by backups and provide near instant restore capabilities. Many storage systems are now equipped with volume snapshot tools, however these hardware-based snapshot technologies provide only "crash-consistent" copies of data. Many business-critical applications, including those that rely on a relational database, need an additional snapshot process to ensure that all parts of a data transaction are flushed from memory and committed to disk prior to the snapshot to ensure you have a usable, consistent copy of the data.
IBMTivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager can help deliver the highest levels of protection for mission critical IBMDB2, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server applications via integrated application-aware snapshot backup and restore capabilities. This is achieved through the exploitation of advanced IBM storage hardware snapshot technology to create a high performance, low impact application data protection solution.
Item level recovery for Microsoft Exchange
Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager contains built-in capabilities to restore individual mailbox and mail items of Microsoft Exchange servers from a snapshot backup, including messages, calendars, contacts and other mail objects.
Simplified deployment of application snapshot capabilities
IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager includes all the function needed to install, configure and execute application-aware snapshot protection. Included in the solution are easy to use wizards that guide the installation and configuration process. Additionally, Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager will check to ensure that all the needed prerequisite software is installed and configured.
Integration with IBM Storage System Hardware Snapshot technologyProduct Highlights
Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager exploits the incremental FlashCopy backup capabilities of the IBM System Storage DS8000 and IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC) to provide application-consistent protection of critical data, enabling faster, more reliable recoveries. Tivoli StorageFlash Copy Manager works with any of the more than 130 storage devices that can be virtualized under SVC.
- Perform near-instant application-aware snapshot backups, with minimal performance impact for IBMDB2, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft SQL Server and Exchange
- Improve application availability and service levels through high-performance, near-instant restore capabilities that reduce downtime
- Satisfy advanced data protection and data reduction needs with integration with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager