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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

installation image for physical vSnap servers

IBM provides vsnap server OVAs für virtualized vsnap servers.In some customer situations it would be helpful to have also a fully supported installation image for physical vsnap servers including update images.
almost 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 2 Not under consideration

SPP support for Bare Metal Recovery (OS Image) for Windows and Linux

SPP support for Bare Metal Recovery (OS Image) for Windows and Linux.
almost 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Not under consideration

Additional SPP Support for Oracle XE Version

Backup by SPP not possible for Oracle XE: Oracle Database 18c Express Edition Release 18.0.0.0.0
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 2 Not under consideration

SPP - Option for Non-memory Snapshot

By default SPP always takes a memory snapshot.Although SPP has the option to disable VSS (Quiesced Snapshot), it doesn not have the option to disable a memory snapshot.We NEED the option to disable memory snapshot for some VMs which cannot be snap...
almost 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Not under consideration

Enable more than 1 LDAP server for authentication because it is a single point of failure

System: SPP server 10.1.8Feature: Currently the SPP server only allows for 1 LDAP server entry. This is a single point of failure. There is no redundancy, if that single LDAP server is down there is no way for the team to log-in, because we do not...
almost 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 0 Not under consideration

IBM Storage Protect Plus Future Version can be able to Backup and Restore VM on cross Hypervisor platform as like Hyper-V to VMware to Hyper-V.

It can be useful a VM can be restore without require any connectors or convertors to change the VM disks from one hypervisor to another hypervisor and to reduce more admin tasks. In our environment we have IBM SP and SPP to compete with other Back...
8 months ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Not under consideration

Expire individual backups in Spectrum Protect Plus

Expire individual host/application backups assigned to SLA policy
almost 6 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Not under consideration

Improvement to the upgrading process of MGMT server

The upgrade process is apparently not perfect. I was "kicked" out from the upgrade progress page, before process completed and that can cause confusion? The reason i was kicked out, was that the update components/package was updated ? A suggestion...
4 months ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Not under consideration

Delete Backups in Vsnap repository

SPP 10.1.1 allows expiration of specific recovery points... But that's expiring all the VMs included in that recovery point within the SLA. It still do not have the ability to expire individual VMs within a policy...
over 6 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Not under consideration