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Spectrum Protect for Storage Area Networks (SANs)

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STA path need to update after drive replacement

As an example of TS3200 LTO6 drives which we have in our infra whenever we found any drive issue and after replacement of this drive we are getting new serial number and same we are updating on tsm server with below command upd dr libraryname driv...
11 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Storage Area Networks (SANs) 0 Functionality already exists

Add TS1160 support to V7 Storage Agent

Platin/PlatiniumCustomer VW has more than 200 physical HP/UX and SUN Solaris server, running several applications, including Oracle, some of them larger than 100 TB. All these server are using TSM TDP with LAN free backup. VW purchased the TS4500 ...
about 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Storage Area Networks (SANs) 1 Not under consideration

Improve information in ANR3605E messages

Any ANR3605E message which appears in the server activity log does not indicate which storage agent is the subject of the communication failure. In large LAN-free environments (10s or 100s of storage agents) this can make identifying the source of...
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Storage Area Networks (SANs) 0 Not under consideration

schedule name in summary table for a lanfree scheduled session

Please refer to PMR 20505,L6Q,000
almost 8 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Storage Area Networks (SANs) 0 Not under consideration

Backup and Restore Storage Pool by using TSM Storage Agent

Currently Backup and Restore storage pool can only be done by TSM Server. Meanwhile there are many TSM Storage Agents deployed on the environment which are idle during non backup window. Backup data is always getting bigger, and increasing the TSM...
over 9 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Storage Area Networks (SANs) 2 Not under consideration

Support TSM Storage Agent to be used in virtual machines for "Serverfree" backup to shared disk

IBM GPFS is a supported file system for performing "server free" backups to shared disks (similar to LANfree backups, which are going from a TSM client system with TSM for SAN directly to a tape). At the moment, this method (Server free backup to ...
over 9 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Storage Area Networks (SANs) 2 Not under consideration

Client Side de-dupe when LAN Free backup on disk using GPFS

Ability to enable to client side data deduplication functionality in case of LAN free backup on disk in GPFS environment.
over 9 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Storage Area Networks (SANs) 3 Not under consideration

HOST Free SAN based data transfer

At present, TSM for SAN allows for a TSM Server free data transfer by mapping Tape drives to the client server. The data is then read in from the Disk subsystem via the host HBAs, and then read out to the Tape drives via the host HBAs dedicated to...
almost 10 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Storage Area Networks (SANs) 2 Not under consideration

HSM Slow Recall in LAN Free environment

got the following feedback from development: [...] as stated by GPFS development, the dm_request_right takes a lot of of execution time due to required context switches. More calls of dm_request_right causes the greater slowdown. So,in order to im...
almost 10 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Storage Area Networks (SANs) 2 Not under consideration

Add ability to group drives on lanfree agents

At present, tsm lanfree agents have no ability to force use of drives spread across HBAs, this is an issue because in large environemnts you cannot justify the expenditure to to assign a large number of HBAs to a client system. To prevent drives o...
over 11 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Storage Area Networks (SANs) 2 Not under consideration