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Spectrum Protect (Server)

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

Ransomware detection functionality for IBM Storage Protect.

IBM Storage Protect should provides a way to detect possible ransomware attack on backed-up and/or archived data. While I believe the best solution is to employ IBM Storage Insights to provide such functionality because IBM Storage Virtualize on I...
7 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

Allow data-lock cloud containers to be reclaimed

I would like to have the feature "Reclaim Containers" available when using datalock stgpools. Looking at my SPOC console, I will have 263.3TB of data that could be reclaimed from my cloud storage pool. Since this is not supported because I'm using...
5 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future 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

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

Add security certificate expiration date to "query status" output

Current options for viewing security certificate include an actlog entry when the server is started and an option to toggle on an ANR message for every session. Having the expiration date in the query status output would make an easy way for custo...
7 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

ACL support for Spectrum Scale file systems

Spectrum Protect does fully support Spectrum Scale filesystems. If special attributes of files in this file systems aremodified like setting or changing ACLs, on the next backup run thecomplete file will be backed up again, though only metadata wh...
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Future consideration

After TLS certificate expires, IBM Spectrum Protect Server automatically renews the previous certificate distributed to nodes.

IBM Spectrum Protect Server TLS certificate expires 10 years after the server instance is created. Immediately after the expiration, all client nodes are unable to connect to the server. One of my customers provides a backup service in their priva...
over 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

No direct option for secondary copy to cloud and no immutable copy feature

Spectrum Protect Integrating with the cloud for a secondary copy streamlines backups, eliminating the need for an another on-premises backup server. This approach offers cost efficiency, scalability, remote accessibility, redundancy, automated man...
6 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration