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Flashcopy Manager

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IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot (FlashCopy Manager) support for SAP HANA

Enable IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot to take a hardware based snapshot for a system running SAP HANA on either IBM Linux on Power or Linux. In essence addition of SAP HANA to the already supported applications/databases of IBM Spectrum Protect Sna...
over 8 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 3 Delivered

security issue with ssh key authentication

To allow dynamic volume creation during backup operations, you must enable remote access to the storage system with private and public Secure Shell (SSH) keys. But we do not allow access to a storage system without entering a password. Otherways i...
almost 6 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 0 Delivered

Remove mandatory parameters database_name and instance_name for mount/unmount operations of Oracle and OraSAP

For the mount operation of Oracle and OraSAP snapshots without TAPE_BACKUP_PENDING usability state, the parameters "-d database_name" and "-i instance_name" are mandatory, but actually not needed. The backup_id parameter should be enough to find o...
almost 8 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 1 Delivered

FCM for VMWare lacks support for parallel offload backups to TSM

Parallel backups in a very large environment are mandatory and flashcopy manager in a small vmware environment is really not needed.So in an large environment with one vmware datacenter and more than 2000 vms not being able to run parallel backup ...
almost 10 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 1 Delivered

Do a DB2 offload backup to TSM with the compress option

Actually the FlashCopy Manager offloads the DB2 backups to TSM in a non compressed mode. With a new option backups could be offloaded in a compressed mode to TSM. (For the offload part only)
over 10 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 2 Delivered

FCM: SAP/ORA: Change umount/rmfs order

In case of Flashcopy Manager for Unix/Linux and the application SAP with Oracle DB: if the database must be restored/recovered, then the BRTools must be used. If the BRtools are being started for brrestore/brrecover, then the FlashCopy Manager doe...
almost 13 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 3 Delivered

One device class should be defined for one device(SVC) regardless of backup jobs

Spectrum Protect Snapshot for VMware with SVC device require each device class for each backup job now.The product should be defined one device class for 1 device regardless of backup jobs.The product also require each target set for each backup j...
over 7 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 0 Delivered

Request RHEL 6.6 support for FCM 4.1.x:

Request RHEL 6.6support for Flash copy manager 4.1x
over 9 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 1 Delivered

FCM Exchange: FlashCopy volume direct mount also for mailbox restore

Customer needs direct FlashCopy volume mount also for individual restores (single DB-restore, mailbox restore, mailbox browser) in FCM for Exchange.It's possible at the moment with "instant restore" for the whole Exchange DB.For single item restor...
about 10 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 3 Delivered

FCM4Unix: Oracle ASM on Linux - ASM Disks on Disk Partitions

FCM should support ASM Disks on disk partitions. The Preinstallation Checklist states "For Oracle ASM diskgroups are created on entire disks. (Setups on disk partitions are not supported.)" FCM will not work with ASM Disks on disk partitons (other...
over 10 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 2 Delivered