Storage Services

Backup

Your Requirement

You would like to have a backup of your data (e.g. on a daily basis) from your computers at a remote location. You want to restore a computer in case of local data loss.

Our Offer

Our backup service on the basis of IBM “Tivoli Storage Manager” (TSM, originally ADSM) offers you the possibility of “incremental backups” by which your files will be compared on regular basis to previous backups and only new or modified data will be transferred to our backup server. Your data is stored in one of our magnetic tape libraries. Tools are provided to restore missing data. The GWDG takes care of maintaining the backuped data and is managing all necessary technologies.

Preconditions For Use

The service is available to all Max Planck Institutes and to all institutes of the University of Göttingen.
Institutes interested in using TSM should appoint a “backup representative” responsible in particular for the registration of clients and the monitoring of scheduled backups.

How To Use

Your Advantages

  • Two tape robots allow for the spatial separation of the original data and the backup copies.
  • Several Petabytes storage capacity per location support several versions of relevant data.
  • The TSM client software supports all popular operating systems with a common user interface.
  • Automatic backup according to flexible and individually selectable schedules (“Backup Schedules”)
  • On request, e-mail notification regarding failed or faulty backup operations
  • Also mobile computers are able to be secured with TSM dependent on location (can be limited due to limited transfer capacity).

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