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Keith Reed
Occasional Advisor


Hi, I'm looking for some general advice on which method to use for making routine, scheduled snapclones/snapshots on a nightly basis. I had intended to use SSSU, but had an associate recommend RSM instead (I have RSM 1.1). The docs make it appear that RSM has a need to have host agents installed to operate, even if i am just making snaps on the back-end. Is this true? If so, I would see that as a reason NOT to use RSM. What are you guys using to automate this kind of task?
Any thoughts are appreciated.
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: RSM vs. SSSU


you can do many operations inside jobs without the need for host agents, for example: it is possible to do a virtual disk presentation without any HAs.

I have done an RSM setup for a workshop tomorrow, but the environment uses HAs and, forgive me, but I don't want to make any changes to try one of the more advanced functions just before the event ;-)
Honestly, I don't remember any of these functions or paramaters and I have already left the office.

What I like about RSM is that you can implement some kind of error handling with conditional branches. You also have a nice history of each job's run.
Mike Reznak
Trusted Contributor

Re: RSM vs. SSSU


we had used SSSU in OpenVMS and had to implement our own porcedures for error handling. After that we were satisfied with it.

...and I think to myself, what a wonderful world ;o)