Check out the new IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Protecting Microsoft SQL Databases Hosted in VMware whitepaper that describes how to use TSM for Virtual Environments - Data Protection for VMware and TSM for Mail - Data Protection for Microsoft SQL server together to protect your VMware environments hosting VMs with Microsoft SQL Server.
The goals of this paper are to demonstrate how Tivoli Storage Manager can be used to accomplish the following:
- Provide optimized backups of the virtual machine leveraging VMware’s vStorage APIs for Data Protection and changed block tracking technologies
- Provide the Microsoft SQL Server database administrator (DBA) the appropriate tools to augment the virtual machine backups with Microsoft SQL Server log backups
- Provide the Microsoft SQL Server DBA the appropriate tools to recover a Microsoft SQL database to a desired recovery point using the virtual machine backups in conjunction with the log backups
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