Radding, Alan
April 2007
Storage Magazine;Apr2007, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p24
The article discusses L.L. Bean Incorpated's overhaul of its backup process by moving IBM Tivoli Storage Manager from its mainframe to Linux servers and adding serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) disk. The company's storage backup and restore environment was centered around the Tivoli Storage Manager of IBM running on the mainframe under z/operating system (OS) which was suspected of slowing down the backup. By 2005, there were long restores and not all the data was recovered which led to a three-phase initiative by the company's information technology group to overhaul the entire system. It was proposed to establish an enterprise-wide approach to backup and recovery of all centrally store corporate data which would improve efficiency and produce cost savings.


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