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Storage Protect Family

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Session status failed -99 received before schedule duration not ended

Hello, Description: Please be informed that when some SP client is reboot (Because OS patching) during the backup, SP server report event "failed -99". 6/12/24, 22:23:34 ANR0480W Session 2335563 for node [Node_name] (Linux x86-64) terminated - con...
1 day ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Submitted

Display of Servers --> Maintenance tasks history improvement

Tasks which run into the next day are shown in the history as running and not finished. The history seems to only check the job in one day. It should check the process id for the finished or aborted status. Also it would be helpful to see the dura...

Glacier like Object Storage teiring in Tape. With compatibility with S3 API/Policies

A growing trend I ha e noticed in my domain is data ownership and residency. However, costs exponentially rise as data has grown due to a lack of understanding of what data is being stored (partially due o GDPR which protects against data being vi...
4 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 0 Future consideration

Storage Sentinel support for the Scanning Engine to run on IBM Power hardware.

For environments running SAP HANA on Power Linux, which is supported by Sentinel, there may not be x86_64 hardware in the environment for a Scanning Engine to be installed onto. The Scanning Engine needs to be installed where it can access the sto...
11 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 3 Future consideration

Support copy to Cloud Container Pool using STGRules

It's a very common use case to have one local backup of the data and for cyber resilience another air gaped copy on locked cloud storage. Unfortunately, this is currently not supported by Storage Protect. Please implement "Copy to Cloud Container ...
2 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

Support for RHEL9 for Storage Protect Server

RHEL 8 is more than 5 years old. RHEL 9 was already released more than 2 years ago (was officially released on May 17, 2022), It would be a good idea to add it as Operating System for Storage Protect Server.
18 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Planned for future release

Provide a resource to verify PGP Keys in SW Packages (e.g. B/A Client)

The SW Packages usually contain a specific PGP key to check validity of the downloaded package. Unfortunately, these keys are changed/replaced without any announcement. By this, customers do not know if the PGP key he has is valid or manipulated. ...
3 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 0 Under review

Server Support for RHEL9

Currently RHEL 9.x has been GA for almost a year and is not supported for Storage Protect Server, forcing the use of ageing RHEL 8.x. Many orgs have a requirement to maintain software currency and would like to get their RHEL8->9 projects under...
3 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Planned for future release

SP4VE increase max vmdk support limit of 8TB

Many customers have passed the 8TB for a single VMDK and currently cannot use SP4VE to protect these virtual machines.
8 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

Provide a simple administrative command to show the the total size of backed-up data on a server instance on a given single day (24 hours)

While it is required to size the replication server pairs, the product does not provide a simple administrative command to show the total size of backed-up data on a server instance on a given single day (24 hours). Currently, the only way to get ...
3 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review