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Spectrum Protect for Databases

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Support for SQL Express

Today SQL Express is not supported. But there is no reason for why. It has all the functionality as the FULL sql, except limits on CPU and RAM. Backups works fine etc. The only part that will not work today is the mmc gui that wont complete its co...
15 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 0 Under review

Change the IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot for Microsoft SQL Server autoselect to select backups prior to the backup endtime, instead of the backups prior to the backup starttime

The LSN (Log Sequence Number) checkpoint is created when an SQL backup concludes. This can lead to the autoselect function in IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot for Microsoft SQL Server, selecting a log backup between the Difffuls or Full backups start...
29 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 0 Under review

Add Support for OpenSource DBs like PSQL, MySQL

As an Enterprise Backup solution, Storage Protect should have the ability to integrate with very widely used DB systems such as PostgreSQL (Used in Enterprises as much as in smaller business and private environments). Storing Backups using the DB ...
5 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 0 Under review

No direct support for open-source database like Mongo DB,Cassandra, MySQL, MariaDB,PostgreSQL

Why: Robust one stop backup solution and no need for additional storage to perform local native backup, optimized performance and granular recovery. Who Would Benefit:Application users , System admins , DB admins and organizational leadership. How...
6 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Not under consideration

Spectrum Protect should have an oracle agent that replaces RMAN entirely, so proper object metadata can be handled internally, allow proper expeiration, retsets, etc.

Spectrum Protect has long been plagued by retention problems with Oracle backups. RMAN owns all of the metadata, and keeping this in sync requires sync tools, etc. In large environments, often the DBA team and the Backup team are separated. This l...
over 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Not under consideration

TDP SQL GUI more efficient for search restore point in allwaysOn cluster

Configuration: AlwaysOn DB configured on TDP for database SQL with 11 instances (Active/Inactive) with more than 70 SQL databases with MMC. Problem: When selectively restoring inactive data for a particular database, it takes a long time, up to 45...
over 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Future consideration

TDP-R3 should not consider the SAP Oracle DB backup which is failed for control files for retention count.

We are taking SAP Oracle DB backup using TDP-R3 along with BRbackup utility and RMAN. Backup attempted to create an auto backup of SPFILE and control file which got failed, but the backup continued running and TDP instructed to store backup pieces...
almost 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Future consideration

Spectrum Protect for Databases SQL in Linux

We need us to implement Backup/Restore Spectrum Protect for Databases SQL in Linux Servers
about 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 2 Future consideration

ISP DP for SQL Powershell in AlwaysON Environment / restore Script

This Script (Command Line Interface) allows us to do faster restore compare to the Graphical User Interface. MMC GUI has long wait time when restore inactive backup's as described in the case (TS004928519). In a case of ransomware we can't accept ...
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Future consideration

Support TDP for MSSQl running on Linux

MS is now supporting MS-SQL running on Linux. It would be nice to do a backup of that too.
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 2 Future consideration