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IBM System Storage Ideas Portal

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM System Storage products. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

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Parallel disk merging and VM Creation during multiple VM restore.

When we initiate multiple VM restore, we have observed that VM creation and disk merging is going in sequential manner. One VM is getting created at a time after disk merging process. Whereas if it is possible to perform parallel VM creation and d...
9 months ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 0 Under review

How to calculate backed data volume on Replication / SPPArchive / Cloud storage?

HalloBacked up date is storing on BACKUP vsnap and then are copied to REPLCATION VSNAP (and maybe Cloud, SPPArchive/tape) We can easily calculate size of backed up date on BACKUP vsnap based on output from this endpoint: "/api/endeavour/catalog/re...
10 months ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 0 Under review

SSD Cache for Archive backup extraction

we are using SP as a backup repository in order to archive backups from SPP to tape. during archive backup. the data is compress at the vsnap, stored to colddatacache pool and then migrated to tape on the SP server. the restoration process is the ...
9 months ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 0 Under review