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Spectrum Protect (Server)

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111 VOTE

Provide Support for Tiering to Tape for Spectrum Protect Plus Data

Spectrum Protect does not allow Data from Spectrum Protect Plus getting tiered from Container Pool to Tape, at current only Tiering to a Cloud Pool, but only to cloud storage classes that support the rapid recall of data.
about 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

Multi session restore from container pool should result in load balanced sessions

Technote http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21993961 documents how to tweak the SDNQRSESSSIZE parameter for multi session restores, however the sessions created are not load balanced. This can result in the restore sessions not being...
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Not under consideration

Spectrum Protect Container Storage Pool Storage Space Reduction

Bosch is requesting a Spectrum Protect server administrative command which allows the administrator to reclaim container storage pool space including deletion of empty volumes from the file system.In an optimal implementation, the administrative c...
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

Increse Blocksize Spectrum Protect is writing to Tape

Support bigger blocksize in Spectrum Protect Server than 256k or make it variable.For long distance Tape attachments latency become an issue which will dramatically decrease Tape Throughput.
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Future consideration

Optimize migration algorythm of seq. storagepool to collocated storagepool

Short:When migrating data from a file pool to a collocated tape pool a large number of mounts occur in the tape pool causing throughput to go down and maintenance can not complete in time. Setup:Data flowClient > (backup) > file pool > (m...
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Not under consideration

Force Cancel Sessions and Processes

We need to be able to force cancel sessions and processes on the TSM server. This is a must have.
about 9 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Not under consideration

resource aware scheduling in TSM

I work with TSM for 9 years and the biggest TSM's weakness I found is the scheduling. All the large environments I worked on used some external scheduling application like TWS or Control-M to be able to keep the resources under control. The proble...
over 11 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 11 Not under consideration

"Cancel Process all" command in Spectrum protect

Would be great if "cancel process all" command in TSM/Spectrum Protect is introduced.
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 3 Not under consideration

Migrate/Tier older data from containerpool to tape

Hello, we use large file pools for our backups, these pools store a number of days of backups, then older/cold data get migrated to tape.Currently we have some severe pains with the file pools when migration is done to a collocated storagepool, se...
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

Improve performance when retrieving partial tapes by using RAO/oRAO on supported tape drives

IBM Enterprise tape drives (TS1140/3592-E07 onwards) supports Recommended Access Order (RAO). LTO-9 drives supports Open Recommended Acces Order (oRAO). This feature allows a tape drive to advise an application on the optimum retrieval order based...
almost 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 4 Future consideration