IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, you are dead to me

IBM Tivoli might be an ok program if you are a command line jokey, or possibly if you are a large corporation that can hire a full time Tivoli expert and need to backup umpteen gazillion zillabytes of data. But it’s dead to me. The web interface quite possibly is the worse interface I have ever seen, in my life. Ever. Really, really bad. The architecture is, I think nicely done, but other than that really research this one before attempting to implement it.


IBM tivoli interface, created by drunken monkeys, or if possible something stupider.

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IBM is known for a few things and I find their servers to be very reliable. But their UI pretty much sucks. Have you ever tried to find anything on yeah, I think you know you have to use google to find anything useful.

Then there is the Tivoli Storage Manager which I think is pretty much an abomination. One of the main things that users like is UI consistency, which is why I am very disconcerted with where new windows popup when using the TSM web client thingy. They most often pop at the very bottom of the browser. Which is very annoying having to scroll down after every selection. But it gets worse, since it doesn’t always choose the bottom of the browser, sometimes it chooses where it wants. If I had created this I would be ashamed.