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Spectrum Protect (Server)

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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...
11 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

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...
10 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

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 ...
4 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

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 ...
4 months 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 ...
12 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

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...
3 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).
6 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Under review

Remote monitoring functionality for the IBM Storage Protect instances to avoid storage capacity shortages and address performance issues

IBM Storage Protect should provides a way to remotely monitor its insataces to storage capacity shortages and address performance issues. While I believe the best solution is to employ IBM Storage Insights to monitor capacity and performance stati...
7 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...
5 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

cert_distribute.sh script should allow customers to input a list of client nodes

In the current implementations, the cert_distribute.sh shell script at levels 8.1.21 and 8.1.22 queries the Storage Protect server for all its Storage Protect client nodes, does some filtering to select only supported platforms, and then will asso...
4 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review