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Flashcopy Manager

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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

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

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

Manually provide Product and LUN-Identifiers for sd*-disks

Spectrum Protect Snapshot (SPS) identifies the available disks by issuing a series of low-level Linux commands which deliver the LUN-ID and Product-ID of these devices. Among others:- dmsetup- searching /sys/block/sd*/dev- Requesting SCSI pages 0x...
about 4 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 1 Not under consideration

Support multiple INCR Flash Copy backups with DS8000 storage

Currently FlashCopy Manager supports only one Incremental FlashCopy backup can be performed in a DS8000 environment. With DS8000 Licensed Internal Code (LIC) 7.7.40 multiple incremental FlashCopy relationships became available. A single volume can...
over 8 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 0 Not under consideration

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

FCM for VMware: Support for duplicate UUIDs

In Vmware environments it is a common procedure to clone a VM. After this is done, the new VM gets the same UUID as the VM where it was cloned from. A post process is necessary in order to give the cloned VM a new UUID. If this post process is not...
about 9 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 2 Not under consideration

FCM for VMware: GUI field "backup end time" should be optional

When a new backup schedule is created, the GUI forces the user to enter a backup end time. These fields should be optional because some clients want the schedule to run forever.
about 9 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 2 Not under consideration

FCM for VMware: For VM restore GUI should ask for Storage Resource Group

If a VM is being restored to another location the GUI does not ask for a Storage Resource Group. This implies that it is impossible to restore the VM to any Storage Resource Group. Instead the VM is being restored outside an Storage Resource Group...
about 9 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 2 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