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Storage Protect Family

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111 VOTE

Provide Support for Tiering to Tape for Spectrum Protect Plus Data

Spectrum Protect does not allow Data from Spectrum Protect Plus getting tiered from Container Pool to Tape, at current only Tiering to a Cloud Pool, but only to cloud storage classes that support the rapid recall of data.
about 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

Multi session restore from container pool should result in load balanced sessions

Technote http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21993961 documents how to tweak the SDNQRSESSSIZE parameter for multi session restores, however the sessions created are not load balanced. This can result in the restore sessions not being...
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Not under consideration

Native tape control - Offlload to Tape without Spectrum Protect

Our internal teams and Business Partners have been working to position Spectrum Protect Plus (SPP) to either existent and new clients but there is a commom claim that for new clients, it is absolutely important to have SPP performing the Offload t...
almost 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Not under consideration

TSM client & server support for CENTOS

Please support CENTOS as a platform for TSM server and client. All other major backup tools support CENTOS as a backup client or server architecture. You cannot stay behind. No support means for us undoubtedly abandoning the TSM (SP) platform.
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Not under 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...
12 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 3 Future consideration

Need support for vSphere Exclude VM tags in Plus

Customer has a huge number of vCenters supported currently by SP4VE and has invested in SP4VE plugin and tagging including using vSphere tagging to exclude VMs. Plus will limit this customer from moving off SP4VE to Plus if they have to code all t...
over 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

Spectrum Protect Plus file level backup/recovery for physical servers

ISPP needs a feature for backup/restore of files/filesystems for physical servers similar to the feature set of a IBM Spectrum Protect BA client
almost 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 3 Planned for future release

Spectrum Protect Plus hardware snapshot support

Spectrum Protect Plus currently do not support hardware snapshots as the current Spectrum Protect Snapshot a.k.a. FCM software does - and current Spectrum CDM has no option to recover (flash-revert) the production copy from a snapshot.
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Planned for future release

Proxy Support for Spectrum Protect Operation Center

Possiblilty to configure Spectrum Protect Operation Center (hub instance) to use a http/https proxy server for downloading client packages used for the client autodeployment feature.
over 6 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Operations Center) 5 Not under consideration

Spectrum Protect Container Storage Pool Storage Space Reduction

Bosch is requesting a Spectrum Protect server administrative command which allows the administrator to reclaim container storage pool space including deletion of empty volumes from the file system.In an optimal implementation, the administrative c...
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration