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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

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Native tape control - Offlload to Tape without Spectrum Protect

Our internal teams and Business Partners have been working to position Spectrum Protect Plus (SPP) to either existent and new clients but there is a commom claim that for new clients, it is absolutely important to have SPP performing the Offload t...
almost 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Not under consideration

Need support for vSphere Exclude VM tags in Plus

Customer has a huge number of vCenters supported currently by SP4VE and has invested in SP4VE plugin and tagging including using vSphere tagging to exclude VMs. Plus will limit this customer from moving off SP4VE to Plus if they have to code all t...
over 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

Spectrum Protect Plus file level backup/recovery for physical servers

ISPP needs a feature for backup/restore of files/filesystems for physical servers similar to the feature set of a IBM Spectrum Protect BA client
almost 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 3 Planned for future release

Spectrum Protect Plus hardware snapshot support

Spectrum Protect Plus currently do not support hardware snapshots as the current Spectrum Protect Snapshot a.k.a. FCM software does - and current Spectrum CDM has no option to recover (flash-revert) the production copy from a snapshot.
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Planned for future release

vSnap – migrate data from one vSnap to another vSnap

vSnaps of SPP are created but in the lifecycle the amount of data will increase. When a new vSnap is needed to increase capacity at the moment only new VMs will be backed up to this vSnap. To migrate data of vSnaps you need to create a new policy:...
almost 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

Oracle DB support on Windows for Spectrum Protect Plus

Spectrum Protect Plus ( actual version 10.1.0.3) is supporting backup of Oracle databases on Linux and AIX environments but not on Windows. It is not even on the road map. There is a big need to have this database vendor supported on Windows as it...
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

Migrate VM's to new SLA's without taking new full backups

Customers want the ability to migrate VM's to new SLA's without taking new full backups. This is due to when customers want to split VMs up already in existing SLAs currently this needs a full backup to be re-run and therefore more space needed in...
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

Backup and restore/recreate local defined permissions of VMs using Spectrum Protect Plus

Spectrum Protect Plus does not inventory permissions defined locally for VMs. Therefore, these authorizations cannot be restored in the context of a restore and must be recreated manually. Spectrum Protect Plus should be able to restore all permis...
about 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Planned for future release

ACTIVE DIRECTORY BACKUP FOR PROTECT PLUS

One of the most asked feature by business partners and customers is support of Active Directory backup and granular recovery of AD with Protect Plus. Almost every our competitor has AD backup granular recovery of its objects.
about 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

Integrate Spectrum Protect authentication with existing accounts in LDAP servers not AD (like Tivoli Directory Server)

Today, with Spectrum Protect, if we are using LDAP servers like Tivoli Directory Server, SP will create 2 OU's: Administrators and Nodes and also create CN's of each Administrator ID under it. It will only authenticate users that are listed in the...
over 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 3 Future consideration