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Flashcopy Manager

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Allow longer volume names - use shorter mapping names - in storage protect snapshot

Currently the following limitation for source volume length is in effect: For IBM Spectrum Protect™ Snapshot to work in combination with dynamic target allocation (SVCDTA) device classes, the name of the SAN Volume Controller production source vol...
7 months ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 0 Under review

Spectrum Snapshot support for IBM Security Guardium Data Encryption on DB2 databases

Spectrum Snapshot is NOT supported on DB2 databases when IBM Security Guardium Data Encryption has encrypted the database
over 8 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 0 Not under consideration

Automatic archive log inactivation by Spectrum Protect Snapshot for SQL

Full backups made by Spectrum Protect Snapshot (FCM) for SQL, through VSS, do not inactivate the previous archived logs, causing them to accumulate on the Spectrum Protect Server. The inactivation process is done manually through the command line,...
over 5 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 1 Future consideration

Storage Protect Snapshot sould support IBM FlashSystem MuliSite Hyperswap (MSHA / PBHA)

In Sep 2023 with Storage Virtualize Version 8.6.1 new functions was release for FlashSystem/SVC called MuliSite Hyperswap, also named as Policy-based High Availability. We need SPS to support this.
10 months ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 1 Future consideration

FlashCopy Manager - enable higher values for SVC_COPY_RATE

Please increase possible values for parameter SVC_COPY_RATE to numbers higher than 100.
almost 5 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 1 Future consideration

FCM for VMware: Support for multiple vCenters

Today (v.4.1.2) FCM for VMware can be connected to one vCenter only. This implies that clients have to deploy one FCM for Vmware installation for each vCenter. This RFE is to support multiple vCenter with only one FCM for VMware installation.
about 9 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 2 Not under consideration

Currency Support for spectrum protect for Snapshot

We missing the Support of Spectrum Protect for Snapshot on rhel7.6 x86_64 Systems. Today the prereq checker complain that only 7.5 are supported. We use the snapshot function for db2 here.
over 5 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 1 Planned for future release

FCM: Central Management GUI

The customer which are using FCM require a central management GUI to manage all FCM environments. In addition, it would be a good idea to integrate the gui with TSM. Also it is interesting because FCM under UNIX platforms don't have any graphical ...
almost 12 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 3 Not under consideration

Spectrum Protect Snapshot (FCM) support for DB2 PureScale (restore deprecated support)

This request is to restore support for DB2 PureScale snapshots in Spectrum Protect Snapshot for DB2 V8.1 onward. The client has a need to utilize fully supported Spectrum Protect (formerly FCM) snapshots for HA/DR in a supported DB2 PureScale envi...
about 7 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 3 Not under consideration

Centralized reporting for Tivoli FlashCopy Manager

We would like to request a centralized reporting facility for Tivoli FlashCopy Manager, specifically FlashCopy Manager for Exchange 2010 first, if possible (although all applications managed by FCM would benefit). This reporting facility would be ...
almost 12 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 2 Not under consideration