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Enable FCM to use thin-provisioned target volumes if source volumes are thin provisioned

Currently it is not possible to use thin-provisioned target volumes as COPY (only with NOCOPY) with FCM even if the source volumes are thin-provisioned. This means for us to loose a lot of space for target volumes. The functionality is implemented...
about 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 4 Planned for future release

Multi Vendor Support for Snapshots in FCM/TSM

Snapshot-based DP for Applications (with a broad Application Support, including Replication Control to a secondary Storage, for virtual and native Servers, including Application driven Single File Restores and Catalog Support) is seen more and mor...
over 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 2 Planned for future release

Multi Vendor Support for Snapshots in FCM/TSM

Snapshot-based DP for Applications (with a broad Application Support, including Replication Control to a secondary Storage, for virtual and native Servers, including Application driven Single File Restores and Catalog Support) is seen more and mor...
over 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 4 Planned for future release

Pre-Requisites Check Script

In order to consider and check all points on the pre-requisite checklist for FCM on Unix, Linux a checking utility would ease the work a lot. Currently, the checklist is very complex and not all of the points are directly clear. Some points refer ...
almost 12 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 2 Planned for future release

Autoskip integrity for Exchange DAG backups

An option like /AUTOSKIPINTEGRITYCHECK would be nice to have in Exchange DAG setups, so that the DP agent/FCM itself could check if the specified database/databases has/have 2 or more healthy copies - if it that would be the cause, it would automa...
almost 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 3 Planned for future release

Specific SVC User Group for FCM Actions

For the use of FCM with SVC, a specific SVC user is needed which has to be part of a specific group. Currently, the user must be member of the group "Administrator". As this group has a very high set of critical rights, it would be better to have ...
over 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 2 Planned for future release

SPS Support for A9000 Multisite Configuration

Client is using a multi-site configuration in their A9000's where they are hyperswapped in prod and async replicating to DR. They need support for this configuration within Spectrum Protect Snapshot for snapshot management.
over 4 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 1 Planned for future release

IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager Support for Oracle-RAC on AIX with GPFS

Support for Oracle-RAC on AIX GPFS Filesystem,with GPFS Mirroring over 2 Metro-Mirrored SVC or the possibility to backout one SVC
over 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 2 Planned for future release

FCM for Vmware to support Vmware Site Recovery Manager sites

FCM for Vmware to support customer which also use vmware Site Recovery Manager.
about 12 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 2 Planned for future release

FCM for tdpsql can't work with multiple dsm.opt files

There is no command-line option nor any other option/possibility to tell FCM for tdpsql (6.4.0.0) to use the settings from a specific dsm.opt. In previous versions this was possible using the deprecated tdpsql.exe GUI, however by deprecating this ...
over 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 2 Planned for future release