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Spectrum Protect (Server)

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Please, support to restore NDMP-formatted data retrieved from NAS in a cluster configuration from [tape media](LTO) to another NAS storage system

Why is it useful? : A common-sense solution for backup restoration is achieved with the combination of NAS storage, ISPs, and tape media.Who would benefit from it? : Nearly all users operating tape backups on NAS storage with a cluster configurati...
14 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

Please redesign the AUDIT CONTAINER command and the storage rule so that lost chunks in an directory container storage pool volume are also detected and cleaned up.

For unknown reasons, lost chunks may remain unnoticed in the directory container storage pool.These lost chunks are currently not detected by any check such as the AUDIT CONTAINER command or the AUDIT CONTAINER storage rule.Currently, these lost c...
14 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

Change QUERY OCCUPANCY to show the number of files backed up for each node/filespace in a directory container storage pool.

Currently QUERY OCCUPANCY returns the number of 10GB fragments associated with each file/object. So if a file is 54GB in size it will report this under QUERY OCCUPANCY six files; where five fragments occupy 10GB, and one as 4GB. As a customer the ...
15 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

Update Cloudstoragepool to make it immutable.

Hello Currently S3 immutable and immutable COS is supported but its only with define stgpool but its not supported do update current stgpool to make it immutable. Since S3 allow changes now, can we please have an update stgpool with enabledatalock?
29 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Not under consideration

Support for native velero backup to Storage Protect using the S3 Object Agent

In case of a non-OpenShift container environment, native Velero implementation can be used to backup containerized applications. Velero is able to write the backups to an S3 target, for which the Object Agent from the Storage Protect can be used.
about 1 month ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Functionality already exists

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...
about 1 month ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

Provide options within SP to use SCSI commands to work with the tape operations, like mount a tape, unmount a tape, move tape from one slot to another etc

This is required for day to day operations, and this option is pretty much available with all other backup product vendors Refer - https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100022873 IBM case Ref - Case: TS016303198 (ibm.com)
about 2 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Functionality already exists

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.
about 2 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Planned for future release

LDAP Group Authorization for ADMIN users

IBM Storage Protect is actually the only product in our environment that is not allowing to map LDAP groups to specific authorization levels. How should this work?You would for example define on the SP server in dsmserv.opt the LDAP url including ...
about 2 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

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 ...
2 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration