HP provides two automated backup solutions for HP OpenVMS: SLS and the HP Archive Backup System (ABS). ABS provides clients for Windows NT and UNIX platforms, as well as HP OpenVMS and is the
next-generation automated backup solution for HP OpenVMS.
SLS will continue to support the VAX and AlphaServer system platforms, but will not be ported to the Integrity server platform. Customers who wish to add Integrity servers to their existing
AlphaServer system-based clusters can continue to use SLS from the Alpha nodes, and will be able to manipulate the data stored in the shared storage area network (SAN) environment between the two
architectures. Overall, SLS will continue to support new versions of HP OpenVMS on these architectures and to provide bug fixes where applicable. SLS will not support new tape libraries in the future
and will not introduce new features.
The latest roadmaps for SLS can be found on the OpenVMS rolling roadmaps presentation.
For a current list of SLS supported tape libraries, see the support matrix.