Spectrum Protect (formerly TSM "Tivoli Storage Manager") lets you back up and restore files to and from your server machine, or over the MIT network, to a secure server that IS&T manages.
How to Obtain
Spectrum Protect is available to MIT students, faculty, and staff for use on server machines only.
Spectrum Protect accepts new registrations for server machine backups only. To back up your desktop or laptop, download and register for a CrashPlan account.
Warning: IBM is dropping support for 32-bit Windows and version 7.1 as of 12/31/2021.
Register for a Spectrum Protect account
- An email will be sent to you with your nodename, password, and server address. These three items are needed when installing the client software.
- First-time login
Spectrum Protect 7.1 is a backup/archive client for server machines from IBM.
- Operating system: Windows 2008 server/Windows 7 / 8
- Memory: 128 MB RAM required to install the client
- Disk space: 1.5 GB disk space required to install the client
- Additional requirements: