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BRICK

product data sheet


BRICK Backup Related Information Collector and Keeper is a tool designed for HP Data
Protector enviroments, to document the Backup & Recovery environment and support
the process of opening service requests with HP support. BRICK collects relevant
information about the Backup & Recovery environment and displays the information in a
lucid and comprehensible way.

Summary:
BRICK is used for documenting a HP Data Protector
environment. BRICK offers a compact user interface
with information clearly displayed. The new version
covers even more aspects of a Backup & Recovery
environment that is already well documented.

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Product name: BRICK


Version: v2.00
Release: June 2015

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BRICK product data sheet

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What is covered within this product data sheet?
What is BRICK? ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 3
Insights into BRICK .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
BRICK in detail .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Reports ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
Additional information ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7

What is BRICK?
BRICK stands for Backup Related Information Collector and Keeper. BRICK supports HP Data Protector
Administrators in documenting the Backup & Recovery environment. Brick can also be used when opening service
requests (Support Case), providing a minimum subset of information needed.
BRICK is free of charge, there are no costs associated with using the tool and no license is required to activate or
run the tool. The software runs on Data Protector for Microsoft Windows, HP-UX and Linux (RedHat / SLES /
CentOS) and operating system and is supported for the HP Data Protector versions 8.XX and 9.0X, even if the DP
cell is configured in cluster-aware mode.

Insights into BRICK


The screenshots below shows a sample result from a BRICK report.
BRICK - main screen

BRICK details

BRICK product data sheet

BRICK in detail
BRICK collects information about the Backup & Recovery environment:

Data Protector:
configuration, internal database checks, installed patches, installed licenses, DP standard reports,
addition information from IDB, IDB queries, libraries and devices, media, StoreOnce, backups and
schedules, copy jobs and schedules, File versions and additional information.

Advanced Reports:
sessions in internal database, backup results and success rate, deduplication rate and more reports.

Microsoft Windows, Linux and HP-UX:


Information related to the operating system, user and groups, event logs, services, processes, installed
drivers, disk and volumes.

Hardware:
information about the hardware and attached devices.

Network:
information about the network configuration.

SAN:
information about attached HBAs.

Support:
debug files, Support SSO.

BRICK product data sheet

Reports
The following screenshots are examples of the reports included in BRICK.

BRICK product data sheet

BRICK product data sheet

Additional information
BRICK Homepage:
http://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/brick/
HP Data Protector Homepage:
http://www.hp.com/go/dataprotector
Enterprise Backup Solution Guide:
http://www.hp.com/go/ebs
HP Data Agile BURA Solutions:
HP Data Agile BURA Solutions

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June 2015