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2 Software Partners, Inc. STORAGE Management Software for OpenVMS STORAGE Management Software for OpenVMS

3 Software Partners, Inc. History founded 1983 principals in VMS since 1979 11 people at main office in Massachusetts 850 customer sites around the world represented in the UK, The Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, Australia, Chile, and Scandinavia products include TAPESYS, TAPESYS/NT, THRUway, THRUnet, HIERARCHY, TT/RECON and JOBSYS founded 1983 principals in VMS since 1979 11 people at main office in Massachusetts 850 customer sites around the world represented in the UK, The Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, Australia, Chile, and Scandinavia products include TAPESYS, TAPESYS/NT, THRUway, THRUnet, HIERARCHY, TT/RECON and JOBSYS

4 Software Partners, Inc. Product Set TAPESYS... for media management THRUway... for remote device access THRUnet... for backup of UNIX systems HIERARCHY... for efficient HSM on VMS TT/Recon... for monitoring terminals JOBSYS... for scheduling batch jobs TAPESYS... for media management THRUway... for remote device access THRUnet... for backup of UNIX systems HIERARCHY... for efficient HSM on VMS TT/Recon... for monitoring terminals JOBSYS... for scheduling batch jobs

5 TAPESYS The OpenVMS Tape Management System

6 TAPESYS Overview Introduced in 1983; Annual enhancements Manages removable media in OpenVMS environment Report-writer included DCL and menu interface Uses pure VMS Backup for portability Online HELP 5-volume documentation 10,000,000+ tapes under management worldwide Introduced in 1983; Annual enhancements Manages removable media in OpenVMS environment Report-writer included DCL and menu interface Uses pure VMS Backup for portability Online HELP 5-volume documentation 10,000,000+ tapes under management worldwide

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8 TAPESYS Goals Manage all removable media, including cartridges, optical platters, removable disks, 9-track tapes Manage all aspects of system backups, including regular image and incremental backup and database backups; provide scheduling, reporting and tracking for same Provide user access to backups, and enable easy access to restoring user files from system backup tapes Provide archiving capabilities, on a user-by-user or system basis Manage all removable media, including cartridges, optical platters, removable disks, 9-track tapes Manage all aspects of system backups, including regular image and incremental backup and database backups; provide scheduling, reporting and tracking for same Provide user access to backups, and enable easy access to restoring user files from system backup tapes Provide archiving capabilities, on a user-by-user or system basis

9 TAPESYS Media Management Features Media database management Vault/offsite storage management facilities Storage slot management within computer room ANSI label verification and enforcement Report writing facility Media volume rotation control External label printing and control Media organized by user pool designation Media database management Vault/offsite storage management facilities Storage slot management within computer room ANSI label verification and enforcement Report writing facility Media volume rotation control External label printing and control Media organized by user pool designation

10 TAPESYS File Management Features TAPESYS uses VMS BACKUP Standard backup scheduling facilities Online database of backed up files Instant lookup of file specifications for restore Adjustable maintenance of online pointers to historic information, for space-saving purposes EBCDIC read and write capabilities TAPESYS uses VMS BACKUP Standard backup scheduling facilities Online database of backed up files Instant lookup of file specifications for restore Adjustable maintenance of online pointers to historic information, for space-saving purposes EBCDIC read and write capabilities

11 TAPESYS Librarian Support Features Picking list creation for free volumes Reports produced automatically (print and/or mail) External label printing Volume supply forecasting Vault management - reporting, picking, moving Slot management - where on shelves do tapes go? Mainframe connection to update CA-1 Picking list creation for free volumes Reports produced automatically (print and/or mail) External label printing Volume supply forecasting Vault management - reporting, picking, moving Slot management - where on shelves do tapes go? Mainframe connection to update CA-1

12 TAPESYS Detailed Description

13 SCRATCH ALLOCATED LIMBO UNUSED NEVER DOWN MEDIA CYCLE

14 VAXA VAXB VAXC * HSC PRI DB RQ SETUP.PAR ALL TAPESYS FILES SHARED DISK SETUP.PAR VAXD RQ VAXE SEC DB RQ TAPESYS SYSTEM CONFIGURATION

15 TAPE INQUIRE DD4201 Reel:DD4201Owner: MRVAX::LAURIE Flag:ALLOCATEDUIC:[LAURIE] Format:BACKUPProtection:S:RW,O:RW,G:R,W: Media type:DLT Length:1000 Side: Other: Brand:MEMOREX Density: HIGHPool: APOLLO Location: MIDTOWNSlot number: Last access: Account: Purchased:16-MAR-1990 10:24 Initialized:10-MAY-1990 07:02 Allocated: 1-MAY-1990 07:02Scratch:1-MAY-1994 07:02 Cleaned:16-MAR-1990 10:24 Certified:16-MAR-1990 10:24 Last freed:10-MAY-1990 07:02Last release:10-MAY-1990 07:02 Offsite:17-MAY-1990 Onsite:24-MAY-1992 Vault Dest:EASTSIDE STORAGE Container: Mounts: 0 I/O errors:0 Next reel:*none* IBM node: Prev reel: *none* Rec len: 0 Block factor: 0 ---------------------------------- USER DEFINED FIELDS --------------------------------------- Gen. Date: Gen. String: Gen. Logical: Notes: MONTHLY SAVE OF PAYROLL DISK TAPE COMMANDS

16 TAPESYS V5.2 TAPE MANAGER ACTIVITY MENU BackupsAdd'tl Menus 1Define/Initiate System BackupMAINTMaintenance Menu 2Full Disk Restore (via SYSBAK Tape)VAULTVault Mgmt Menu 3Individual File RestorationARCHIVEStandby Archiving Menu 4User-oriented File BackupSYSCLNSYSCLN Menu CA1CA-1 Interface menu MISCMiscellaneous Menu REPORTTape Report Menu Commands TTAPE Commands LRelease Tapes From Limbo CUpdate Clean Info IInitialize Tapes QReturn to Entry Point TOPER MENU

17 SOFTWARE PARTNERS TAPESYS V5.2 MAINTENANCE SCREEN Licensed to: SafeBank Systems, Inc. SelectQ or1. Exit this menu 2. Enter new tapes 3. Remove tapes 4. Enter range of tapes 5. Generate report 6. Inquire any tape 7. Modify tape paramenters 8. Enter slot definitions 9. Remove slot definitions Selection: ___ MAINTENANCE MENU

18 OPTION V FROM THE TOPER MENU VAULT MANAGEMENT MENU

19 T A P E S Y S V5.2 Licensed to: SafeBank Systems, Inc. TAPE MANAGER REPORT MENUREPORTS TAPES THAT ARE: 1Free (Scratch) 8Recent System Backups 2In Limbo 9Quantity Control Reports 3Due For Allocation10Slots 4Allocated11Tapes At A Location 5Allocated To A Certain User12 6To Be Cleaned13 7Of A Certain Density14 Selection (type a number or letter ( =exit))? REPORT MENU

20 TUSER MENU

21 $ TAPE REPORT/MASTER/DIRECT REEL, FLAG=(FREE,FREE),- LCTN=HEADQUARTERS, POOL, LGTH, MTYP Run date 6-DEC-1990 18:01 Page 1 Copyright c1987 by Software Partners/32, Inc./Topsfield, MA Master File Report Reel Status Location Pool Length Media Type -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 000008 Free HEADQUARTERS SYSTEMS 2400 9TRACK 000009 Free HEADQUARTERS SYSTEMS 2400 9TRACK 000010 Free HEADQUARTERS SYSTEMS 2400 9TRACK 000011 Free HEADQUARTERS 2400 9TRACK 000012 Free HEADQUARTERS 2400 9TRACK 000013 Free HEADQUARTERS 2400 9TRACK 000014 Free HEADQUARTERS 2400 9TRACK 000015 Free HEADQUARTERS 2400 9TRACK 000016 Free HEADQUARTERS 2400 9TRACK 000017 Free HEADQUARTERS 2400 9TRACK 000018 Free HEADQUARTERS 2400 9TRACK 000019 Free HEADQUARTERS 2400 9TRACK 12 record(s) found TAPE REPORT/MASTER/DIRECT REEL,FLAG=(FREE,FREE),LCTN=HEADQUARTERS,POOL,LGTH,MTYP Press RETURN to continue or CONTROL-Z to exit... TAPE REPORT/MASTER

22 SYSTEM BACKUPS Created as parameter files Can be automatically scheduled, or manually started Cycled through by scratch dates or by generation count Controlled vaulting - automatically managed Unattended backup feature, for cartridge stackers and all popular jukeboxes Redundant, identical tape copies made simultaneously RMU Backup Facility built in Created as parameter files Can be automatically scheduled, or manually started Cycled through by scratch dates or by generation count Controlled vaulting - automatically managed Unattended backup feature, for cartridge stackers and all popular jukeboxes Redundant, identical tape copies made simultaneously RMU Backup Facility built in

23 Sample TAPE Commands $ TAPE ALLOCATE 1 BACKUP NOTES $ TAPE INQUIRE SC201 $ TAPE INQUIRE SUMMARY $ TAPE FREE SC201 $ TAPE MODIFY/LOCATION SC201 DOWNTOWN $ TAPE ALLOCATE 1 BACKUP NOTES $ TAPE INQUIRE SC201 $ TAPE INQUIRE SUMMARY $ TAPE FREE SC201 $ TAPE MODIFY/LOCATION SC201 DOWNTOWN

24 USER BACKUP SCREEN

25 TAPESYS General Benefits Control over growing media inventory Stable, documented system for management No more lost tapes or cartridges Efficient use of media Little training needed for operators Pool control of all media Control over growing media inventory Stable, documented system for management No more lost tapes or cartridges Efficient use of media Little training needed for operators Pool control of all media

26 TAPESYS Benefits For Auditors Media is protected from overwriting at all times Operators are not required to decide which media to use - the system does it Backups are run according to schedule, for consistent production Off-the-shelf nature of documentation, upgrades, training All transactions are thoroughly logged and recallable Efficient database (Rdb) backups Media is protected from overwriting at all times Operators are not required to decide which media to use - the system does it Backups are run according to schedule, for consistent production Off-the-shelf nature of documentation, upgrades, training All transactions are thoroughly logged and recallable Efficient database (Rdb) backups

27 TAPESYS Benefits for Librarians Database reports can be generated automatically Picking reports make it easier to use scratch tape supplies near tape drives Automatic recycling of media Cleaning schedules are system driven User pools are centrally controlled Overwrite protection Database reports can be generated automatically Picking reports make it easier to use scratch tape supplies near tape drives Automatic recycling of media Cleaning schedules are system driven User pools are centrally controlled Overwrite protection

28 TAPESYS Benefits For Users Backups are run in a predictable fashion Restoring files is fast and easy Users feel reassured and protected Application backups are easy to incorporate Workgroups have their own pools of tapes Workgroups can share backup/restore function Backups are run in a predictable fashion Restoring files is fast and easy Users feel reassured and protected Application backups are easy to incorporate Workgroups have their own pools of tapes Workgroups can share backup/restore function

29 TAPESYS Where It's Working DupontGEMerck GTE EDSCitibank JP MorganChaseSecurity Pacific UpjohnSandozBP Oil ChevronTexacoNorthrop LockheedUS NavyApple Burlington RRAlcoaThiokol Dow ChemicalRaytheonLTV Aerospace DupontGEMerck GTE EDSCitibank JP MorganChaseSecurity Pacific UpjohnSandozBP Oil ChevronTexacoNorthrop LockheedUS NavyApple Burlington RRAlcoaThiokol Dow ChemicalRaytheonLTV Aerospace

30 THRUway The VAX/VMS Remote Device Access System

31 THRUway Overview THRUway makes a remote device appear as a local device For BACKUP, COPY, RUN, EDIT, any other file access Works with tape drives, disk drives and printers Works with DECnet and TCP/IP THRUway makes a remote device appear as a local device For BACKUP, COPY, RUN, EDIT, any other file access Works with tape drives, disk drives and printers Works with DECnet and TCP/IP

32 THRUway Goals Enable VMS BACKUP over the network Remove burden of cluster software overhead Simple DCL interface Inexpensive solution, with few moving parts Enable VMS BACKUP over the network Remove burden of cluster software overhead Simple DCL interface Inexpensive solution, with few moving parts

33 THRUway Description NODE1NODE2 MUA0 DUA0 $ THRUWAY CONNECT DISK NODE2 DUA0 REM_DISK $ BACKUP/IMAGE REM_DISK: MUA0:IMAGE.BCK $ THRUWAY TERMINATE REM_DISK } On NODE1

34 THRUway Description NODE1NODE2 MUA0 DUA0 $ THRUWAY CONNECT TAPE NODE1 MUA0 REM_TAPE $ BACKUP/IMAGE DUA0 REM_TAPE:IMAGE.BCK $ THRUWAY TERMINATE REM_TAPE } On NODE2

35 THRUway Features Access to remote tape drives Access to remote disk drives Access to remote printers Interface with TAPESYS Interface with HIERARCHY Access to remote tape drives Access to remote disk drives Access to remote printers Interface with TAPESYS Interface with HIERARCHY

36 THRUway Benefits Less overhead, compared with LAVC Save money by reducing need for more drives Easy to learn, no training issues Encourages backup of remote storage devices Enables offsite backups to be done ‘offsite’ Less overhead, compared with LAVC Save money by reducing need for more drives Easy to learn, no training issues Encourages backup of remote storage devices Enables offsite backups to be done ‘offsite’

37 THRUway Changes to Your VAX/VMS Center None None

38 THRUway Why You Should Use It Implement a backup schedule for remote devices Spread backups to remote nodes for protection against catastrophic loss Significantly less expensive than alternatives Implement a backup schedule for remote devices Spread backups to remote nodes for protection against catastrophic loss Significantly less expensive than alternatives

39 THRUway Where It's Working Dow ChemicalCitibankRaytheon Thiokol GilletteLTV Aerospace CaterpillarAppleNASA BP OilBurroughsPolaroid DupontCitibankUpjohn GEVitro Corp.Mass Gen'l Hosp AlcoaBeckmanHoneywell IntelM&M MarsBorden Dow ChemicalCitibankRaytheon Thiokol GilletteLTV Aerospace CaterpillarAppleNASA BP OilBurroughsPolaroid DupontCitibankUpjohn GEVitro Corp.Mass Gen'l Hosp AlcoaBeckmanHoneywell IntelM&M MarsBorden

40 Questions? Laurie McCracken laurie@BackupNow.com 1-877-TAPESYS x114 Phil Jamieson philj@BackupNow.com 1-800-VAULT-30 x102 Laurie McCracken laurie@BackupNow.com 1-877-TAPESYS x114 Phil Jamieson philj@BackupNow.com 1-800-VAULT-30 x102


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