Tranzman was not designed to be an alternative or replacement for Catman, its ability to migrate NetBackup to NetBackup is more a side-effect of doing cross product migrations.  That said there are some unique features of Tranzman that would make it more suitable for some engagements.

Some of the main differences between how Catman, and Tranzman work.

  • Catman requires downtime to both environments for migration to take place, Tranzman keeps both environments ONLINE.
  • Catman does a FULL migration of an environment, partial migrations and splits require a lot of clean-up activities, and these can introduce RISK when performing expirations. Tranzman is granular and you can migrate only the images / copies that you want to migrate.*
  • Catman does only one to one migrations / mergers. Tranzman, working on a granular level allows for multiple environments to be migrated at the same time, this allows for one to one, along with one to many or a many to one.
  • Catman requires Compressed images to be uncompressed before migration, Tranzman will un-compress / re-compress inline while the migration takes place.

 

 

Backup Migrations, Mergers, and Splits

Tranzman can enable migrations, mergers, and split of NetBackup domains.

  • Migration: quickly and efficiently migrating backup solutions into another destination environment from the same vendor
  • Merge: merging multiple backup environments into a single environment from the same vendor
  • Splits: splitting backup environments into multiple environments

Tranzman supports all NetBackup Master SERVERS from the list below, running on HPUX, Solaris, AIX, Linux and Windows.  It also supports ALL cluster configurations.

Image and Workload Migration Support

Tranzman support ALL image and policy types from the following versions of NetBackup.

 

Destination NetBackup

Origin NetBackup

7.7.X

8.0.X

8.1.X

6.0.X

Supported

Supported

Supported

6.5.X

Supported

Supported

Supported

7.0.X

Supported

Supported

Supported

7.1.X

Supported

Supported

Supported

7.5.X

Supported

Supported

Supported

7.6.X

Supported

Supported

Supported

7.7.X

Supported

Supported

Supported

8.0.X

NOT SUPPORTED

Supported

Supported

8.1.X

NOT SUPPORTED

NOT SUPPORTED

Supported