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Spectrum Protect (Server)

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Session status failed -99 received before schedule duration not ended

Hello, Description: Please be informed that when some SP client is reboot (Because OS patching) during the backup, SP server report event "failed -99". 6/12/24, 22:23:34 ANR0480W Session 2335563 for node [Node_name] (Linux x86-64) terminated - con...
1 day ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Submitted

Support copy to Cloud Container Pool using STGRules

It's a very common use case to have one local backup of the data and for cyber resilience another air gaped copy on locked cloud storage. Unfortunately, this is currently not supported by Storage Protect. Please implement "Copy to Cloud Container ...
2 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

Support for RHEL9 for Storage Protect Server

RHEL 8 is more than 5 years old. RHEL 9 was already released more than 2 years ago (was officially released on May 17, 2022), It would be a good idea to add it as Operating System for Storage Protect Server.
18 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Planned for future release

Server Support for RHEL9

Currently RHEL 9.x has been GA for almost a year and is not supported for Storage Protect Server, forcing the use of ageing RHEL 8.x. Many orgs have a requirement to maintain software currency and would like to get their RHEL8->9 projects under...
3 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Planned for future release

Provide a simple administrative command to show the the total size of backed-up data on a server instance on a given single day (24 hours)

While it is required to size the replication server pairs, the product does not provide a simple administrative command to show the total size of backed-up data on a server instance on a given single day (24 hours). Currently, the only way to get ...
3 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

Add a timeout to the MIGRATE STGPOOL command

Every day, we encounter migration processes that are waiting for access to an input file that is busy. Examples of waiting processes (stgpool FER.FILE is devclass=FILE): 63 Migration Volume /sppool/fer3/003CFCB3.BFS (storage pool FER.FILE), Moved ...
24 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

Rebalance client nodes between multiple IBM Storage Protect instances to avoid storage capacity shortages and address performance concerns

IBM Storage Protect should provides a way to transparently rebalance nodes between multiple IBM Storage Protect instances to avoid storage capacity shortages and address performance concerns. Currently, IBM Storage Protect, unfortunately, lacks th...
6 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Future consideration

File list limited for 1000 lines using restore node commnad

Hi team, we are using restore node NODE_NAME /FS FILELIST=FILE:/list_files_in_HEX.txt nametype=HEXadecimal. We are restoring data from NAS node. Customer is using France Diacritics in DIR and File names which impact filler on NAS side. Filler is u...
2 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

Support Flexgroup volumes in containerpools

NDMP Backup of Netapp-Flexgroup should be supported to container pools. Flexvol is supported and working, but Flexgroup are denied because of different magic in the header (EA6C vs. EA6D).
5 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Under review

Enable TCP keepalive also for inbound connections

Currently the dsmserv enables TCP Keepalive only for outbound connections, as the KEEPALIVE server option describes. However, for the server it's more interesting to have TCP Keepalive for inbound connections in order to be able to detect connecti...
3 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review