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Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client)

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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.
almost 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 9 Not under 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 ...
almost 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 2 Future 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

multiple backup sessions per FS

It would be interesting to be able to backup a single big FS with multiple backup sessions without the need to define VirtualMountpoints ( besides virtualmountpoints is not available on windows ).If the DSMC could automatically scan the directory ...
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 7 Not under consideration

TSM B/A Client "archive vm" equivalent of "backup vm"

In the current TSM b/a client for windows (with VMware tools), there is a "backup vm" command that will perform full image or file level backups for VM guests. There is no option to perform an archive (file level or image) We need the ability to a...
almost 12 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 2 Not under consideration

Powershell interface to dsmc and dsmadmc

Powershell is becoming the scripting language of choice for windows. It is difficult to call existing dsmc and dsmadmc command line tools from powershell and reasonably process the output. Powershell has an object pipeline model and file output do...
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Not under consideration

Spectrum Protect faster backup and restore for Filer

Spectrum Protect's Backup by General Storage's MAGS parallelizes the process of checking objects for changes. As a result, this time-consuming part of the backup on file servers is massively accelerated.
about 4 years 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

Display retentionset in the BA client

The new Retention set function (aka OneProtect) is great but from the BA client (or TSM4VE) it's not possible to see which retention sets that are available. Id like to get the info on "q retset" info in the server into the BA client. On the cli s...
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 0 Not under consideration

Missing WEB-client in ISP 8.1.2 and later

We updated one of out ISP-Servers (AIX) to Version 8.1.3 a few days ago. After having finished that I also updated one Windows Agent to BA-Version 8.1.2 (file Server). Everything is working fine except the fact, that the WEB-Client is no longer su...
over 6 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Not under consideration