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Increase speed of eeadm tape export on large file systems

The automotive supplier ZF uses Spectrum Archive EE in multiple installations as DR solution, as migration destination and to move data around the world (export / import). On the main site, they run a >30Pbyte file system for ADAS development a...
about 3 years ago in IBM Storage Archive 1 Delivered

IBM Spectrum Archve EE - A Documentation needs to be updated about reclamation process and what tasks are conflicting when starting it

It is important to know what type of tasks do not allow to start reclamation process. One can schedule all tasks to run in right time. Radek
about 1 year ago in IBM Storage Archive 0 Delivered

Prevent transparent recall over NFS

With Spectrum Scale CES SMB there is an SMB option to prevent recalls of migrated files triggered via SMB (option gpfs:recall=no)We would like to have this option for CES NFS as well, preventing users accessing the space managed file system over N...
over 5 years ago in IBM Storage Archive 1 Delivered

Enhance the availability for Security related currency in the SW-Stack in Spectrum Archive

In the current available SW-Stack we must complain the currency in Spectrum Archive SW Delivery. (SA, SP BA/HSM-Client, Spectrum Scale Because of many security related issues in these components we must implement the las...
over 1 year ago in IBM Storage Archive 0 Delivered

Starting/Stop Cluster without all nodes available

A Spectrum Archive cluster can only be started when all nodes are online and available. This makes that the cluster cannot be recovered when one of the server has a hardware failure.
over 5 years ago in IBM Storage Archive 1 Delivered

eeadm migrate suport also just filename or directory

For testing purpose or to provide an easy interface to users, for urgent migrations. We would like that "eeadm migrate" is able to accept also filename or directory directly to migratethose files/directories. eeadm migrate <FILE|DIR>
over 5 years ago in IBM Storage Archive 1 Delivered

Make all drives visible to all spectrum archive servers

Right now we have to limit via Fiber channel zoning the visibility of drives to spectrum archive servers. We would like the possibility to configure visibility of all tape drives from all spectrum archive servers. When configuring spectrum archive...
over 5 years ago in IBM Storage Archive 1 Delivered

Spectrum Archive Function Enhancement - MD Anderson

MD Anderson Cancer Center has requested that IBM provide integration between Spectrum Protect backup (GPFS) and Spectrum Protect archive (LTFS) to integrate a “BACKUP REQUIRED BEFORE MIGRATION” functionality in order to eliminate the possibility o...
about 7 years ago in IBM Storage Archive 1 Delivered