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Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client)

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configure SP API so that traffic uses client-side encryption without an explicit call from the API client

Customers require the ability to secure data from storage protect/spectrum protect server administrative staff. Currently, this can only be done by enabling client-side encryption. For API clients, encryption is only enabled if the client software...
11 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration

Need Support for Open Enterprise Server (OES) OS which is LINUX Distribution

My customer just upgraded his supported OES to a newer version and are being told by IBM that it's no longer support on Spectrum Protect. This OS has been supported in the past (see https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/linux-x8664-requirements-ibm-st...

Enable Storage Protect backup archive client testflag SKIPDATEMISMATCHWARNING for restore and retrieve

In a replication failover scenario, the Storage Protect backup/ archive client is comparing the local stored last backup/ archive date with the date stored on the Storage Protect server. If the local date is older than the date stored on the Stora...

dsmc backup image shall support HACMP filesystems

When you have large filesystems with 100 milliions of files the normal TSM client is not usefull for doing daily incremental backup. Even with the journal based backup this is not applicable. You can use the dsmc backup image command. But if the f...
30 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration

User/owner name should be again a part of the backup information (ISP Server Database table backups/archives column “owner”)

After upgrading the ISP Client from 7.1.x to Version 8.1.8, the configuration on the DB2 Server is not compatible anymore.The instance owner as user is not presented on the Spectrum protect server backup/archive table(s) anymore and we would need ...
over 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 2 Future consideration

Ubuntu on s390x support for Spectrum Project Client

Originally requested in 2019 and was marked for future consideration, IBM support Ubuntu on s390x Linux on Z however does not provide a backup client for Spectrum on an IBM platform s390x Linux on Z.
9 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 2 Future consideration

Need web client support in IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1.2 or later server.

Web client is extensively used in our environment ( TSM 8.1.1). To fix bugs that are impacting user jobs, TSM will be upgraded to V8.1.3 in the near future.
over 6 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 9 Not under consideration

Need support of Power 8/9 Compression HW chip on AIX Client for TSM Client

Hellowe have implemented a new Backup LAN with CISCO ACI Network 40 GBit and made backup over this seperate lan to tsm serverWe need to do a compression on the TSM Client side because the TSM Servers has currently not the capabilities to store unc...
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 3 Not under consideration

New Client Option to force backup by file attribute change

Configuration: Linux/UNIX Filesystem B/A Client Problem: After a chmod or chown command on a file, it is not possible to go back to the state before customers change when a new file backup was made. Because only the attribute in the DB was...
over 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration

Spectrum Protect prevent massive deletion from client side

In today's world, more than ever we are tracking any kind of destructive operation. Command approval feature recently added prevent the SP admin to do massive data deletion from server side but we are still lacking the same protection mechanism if...
almost 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration