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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

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

DSMCAD should write a PID File

DSMCAD is missing an option to write a PID file. When the daemon is started it forks into background and the started process vanishes. You can only grep the process list to get the PID of the running process. Tools like systemd need this informati...
over 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Not under 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

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

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

B/A Client 8.x support for Solaris (SPARC on 11.4)

Customer is requesting support of B/A client on 8.x for SPARC Solaris Servers. Currently are backing up the environment with 7.x client but it's reaching EOS in Dec/2021.
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 2 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

IBM Spectrum Protect OneDrive Support

IBM Spectrum Protect need to be able to protect data on Microsoft OneDrive. Our competition can do this today and customers have started asking if we can do this or not.
almost 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 2 Not under consideration

Client Support for SnapDiff API v2

The possibility of using of FlexGroup volume is very necessary for us as supercomputing centre. First by using of FlexGroup volume is possible excite the 100TB boundary of other kinds of NetApp volumes.Working backup with SP Client of such volumes...
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Not under consideration