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Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments

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SP4VE increase max vmdk support limit of 8TB

Many customers have passed the 8TB for a single VMDK and currently cannot use SP4VE to protect these virtual machines.
9 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

Empty directories are not restored during a single file restore operation

If your restore collection contains also empty directories , the empty directories are not restored. We also need restore empty directories, which are used temporarily.The default according to the manual is "skip" empty directories. It is intentio...
8 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

SPVE needs a Parameter to ignore failed quiesced snapshot if its not the last try

SPVE marks a schedule run with Warning if for one vm in the schedule one try to make a quiesced snapshot fails. This behavior makes no sense if INCLUDE.VMSNAPSHOTATTEMPTS is set to more than one quiesced snapshot try. It only makes sense if the la...
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 2 Future consideration

Replication failures caused by decommissioned filespaces (virtual machines) are not sufficiently visible

In an environment where you have cross-replicating Spectrum Protect servers and where you decommission a virtual machine, subsequent replications (replicate node commands) will fail if there remains unreplicated data on one of the servers.Replicat...
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

dont perform a FULL backup of all vmdks if only one vmdk is resized

Resizing of the VMware VM disk will trigger a reset of the CBT data of that specific disk. This causes a FULL backup of the entire VM. Not only the resized disk will be backed up fully, but all other disks too.
almost 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

Restore VM to the max. possible configuration in case of any issues detected instead to force restore only to minimal config

We have now experienced several situations where VM's were restored with only a minimal configuration because of problems (e.g. maximum number of available ports in port group was reached, unrecognized new parameters in VM config etc.). For furthe...
over 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

Hardware snapshot for VMware backups

We use SP for VE for backing up VMs and it works great for normal sized VMs.For VMs with big disks and high IO there is a performance penalty when there exists a vmware snapshot. The penalty is even bigger when removing the vmware snapshot and con...
almost 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

VM recovery problem

Hypervisor vmvare.There is a VM with many connected disks, about 50 TB.Only disk 1 is backed up and needs to be restored.When we start recovery of only the first disk, the recovery mechanism checks for free space in the storage not for disk 1, but...
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

Spectrum Protect Plus add Zero Trust Compliance to match Spectrum Protect Implementation

We are looking for Dual admin execution for removal of backup data. Similar to Spectrum Protect.
almost 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

Moving/VMotioning a VM should reset the tagging automatically.

This is a manual process but SP4VE is touted as an enterprise solution, so this should be automatically addressed. We do NOT use the plugin and ARE using tagging. We have 2 ESX environments each associated with a separate TSM instance. When utiliz...
5 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration