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Sybase ASE - Advanced Backup Services

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Executive Summary

Backup and restore is one of the most important aspects of database product application. Hardware and software can always be replaced but the customer's data may be irreplaceable. Maintaining high performance, reliability, and scalability for database backups are key requirements for customers with mission-critical applications. Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) provides database level backup and restore functionality using the Sybase Backup Server. Sybase Backup Server stores Sybase ASE database data on disk files or tapes. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) is an effective storage management solution from IBM that provides enterprise wide centralized management of storage. It also supports various storage media and provides efficient storage management capabilities. Sybase ASE Advanced Backup Services - Tivoli Storage Manager Option integrates with IBM TSM. The option allows Sybase ASE database backup and restore operations to IBM TSM, hence leveraging IBM TSM storage management capabilities for Sybase ASE databases. The database management features offered by Sybase ASE coupled with storage management features offered by IBM TSM give a powerful technology to Sybase and IBM customers to overcome the challenges of data protection faced in today's business environment. This paper discusses threadbare how the 'Syb_tsm' module is supplied with the Sybase ASE installation and internally it is responsible for communication with IBM TSM. IBM TSM solution is based on client server model-making advanced back up services advantageous to the clients.

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