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Advanced Features Network Edition Workstation Edition TSM
Adaptable System Recovery (ASR)
Restore to same or different hardware

Graphical (GUI), command-line and web interface

Random and sequential tape library support


No-prompt system installation

Migrate to different disk configuration

Change software storage configuration

Support for all major filesystem types (ZFS & LVM)

Comprehensive Backup Management
Centralized network backup management


Multiple Backup Groups


Defined User Roles

Full-system backups (optionally include raw devices)

Filesystem, file & directory backups


Raw device backups


Exclude lists

Auto-verify backups

Backup history and performance statistics

Selective and wildcard restores

Backup retention policies

Backup scheduling, monitoring and queuing

Tape labels


Backup status notifications

Snapshot backups

Backup/restore virtual systems (VMware, Xen, LPAR, LDoms)

Up to 256-bit AES data encryption*

Backup and system installation media
Local tape

Local disk


Local NFS mount


Remote tape



Remote disk



TSM server*


System installation boot media

Local tape (with system hardware support)

Local hard disk


Network boot from SBAdmin server


* Denotes that feature requires additional optional feature license