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Tape Automation With IBM eServer xSeries Servers Redp0415

Tape Automation With IBM eServer xSeries Servers Redp0415

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OTG Bare Metal Restore (BMR) is an add-on product for Tivoli Storage Manager from OTG. It
is completely integrated into TSM, providing system recovery features. When you use BMR,
all your clients’ files are backed up normally to their TSM server(s). The addition to this
scheduled backup is the execution of a BMR program that automatically discovers and saves
the state of the machine configuration. This information allows BMR to completely recover a
machine using only the TSM backup. Restoring a machine with Bare Metal Restore is easy
and fully automated. The entire recovery process consists of running one command on the
BMR server and rebooting the client.

Bare Metal Restore uses the existing TSM server and adds a BMR main server, one or more
file servers, and a BMR client component on every machine that requires the Bare Metal
Restore capability. If you use the network boot capability of BMR, then one or more boot
servers are also necessary, as shown in Figure4-1. Note that the BMR server components
may be located on the same physical machine; the exact configuration of servers depends on
various factors, including BMR client platforms and network topography.

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Figure 4-1 TKG BMR system layout

The BMR main server manages the clients supported by the BMR system, the process of
preparing for the client restoration, and the post-processing after the client(s) have been
restored. It makes the appropriate boot image and file systems available to the client, ensures
that the boot server and file server are properly configured, and generates a customized
client recovery procedure.

The boot server provides the boot image to the client when it performs a network boot prior to
restoration. BMR uses standard protocols to network-boot the client from the boot server.

The file server provides the client with the programs, libraries, and configuration data it needs
to perform the recovery procedure. These include the necessary operating system
commands and libraries, the BMR client package and the TSM client package.

The BMR client is any machine being protected by BMR. The client continues to back up to its
normal TSM server. In order to be able to recover the machine using BMR, all of the client’s
files must be backed up on a regular basis.

BootServer

FileServer

TSMServer

BMRServer

BootImage

AllBacked-up
clientfiles

OS,BMR&TSMcode
neededatrestoretime

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For more information on this product, please see:

http://www.tkg.com/products/baremetal/tivoli/baremetal_tivoli.php

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