Bucky Backup - How Tivoli Storage Manager Manages Backups

This document provides an overview of how Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) manages backups.

Management Classes

When a file is backed up it is bound to a Management Class. The Management Class dictates how TSM will handle that file and its versions.

Within a Management Class several settings can be specified:

A commonly used Management Class is the default Management Class in the 3VER180DAYS Policy Domain.

Backup Example

So, imagine a file is created and backed up on day 1. Then the file is edited each day for the next 4 days and backed up each night. No further changes are then made to the file. After 300 days the file is deleted. The following shows what is stored in TSM: