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Storage Protect Family

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Please, support to restore NDMP-formatted data retrieved from NAS in a cluster configuration from [tape media](LTO) to another NAS storage system

Why is it useful? : A common-sense solution for backup restoration is achieved with the combination of NAS storage, ISPs, and tape media.Who would benefit from it? : Nearly all users operating tape backups on NAS storage with a cluster configurati...
14 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

double library libTsmViSdk.so / unnecessary space usage

We noticed that the libTsmViSdk.so library is included into the TIVsm-API64 and TIVSM-BA package: bash-4.4$ find /opt/tivoli/ -name libTsmViSdk.so /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/api/bin64/libTsmViSdk.so /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin/libTsmViSdk.so bash-4....

Please redesign the AUDIT CONTAINER command and the storage rule so that lost chunks in an directory container storage pool volume are also detected and cleaned up.

For unknown reasons, lost chunks may remain unnoticed in the directory container storage pool.These lost chunks are currently not detected by any check such as the AUDIT CONTAINER command or the AUDIT CONTAINER storage rule.Currently, these lost c...
14 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

Support for SQL Express

Today SQL Express is not supported. But there is no reason for why. It has all the functionality as the FULL sql, except limits on CPU and RAM. Backups works fine etc. The only part that will not work today is the mmc gui that wont complete its co...
15 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 0 Under review

Change QUERY OCCUPANCY to show the number of files backed up for each node/filespace in a directory container storage pool.

Currently QUERY OCCUPANCY returns the number of 10GB fragments associated with each file/object. So if a file is 54GB in size it will report this under QUERY OCCUPANCY six files; where five fragments occupy 10GB, and one as 4GB. As a customer the ...
15 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

Analoga to QUERY OCCUPANCY

For Nodes with complex data structure is often not enough to get information at the end of dsmc q ba "Path_to_objects/*" -subdir=yes -ina -querysummary with Total Data etc. More detailed aggregated information with backup/archive data amount and n...

Update Cloudstoragepool to make it immutable.

Hello Currently S3 immutable and immutable COS is supported but its only with define stgpool but its not supported do update current stgpool to make it immutable. Since S3 allow changes now, can we please have an update stgpool with enabledatalock?
29 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Not under consideration

Change the IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot for Microsoft SQL Server autoselect to select backups prior to the backup endtime, instead of the backups prior to the backup starttime

The LSN (Log Sequence Number) checkpoint is created when an SQL backup concludes. This can lead to the autoselect function in IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot for Microsoft SQL Server, selecting a log backup between the Difffuls or Full backups start...
29 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 0 Under review

Support for native velero backup to Storage Protect using the S3 Object Agent

In case of a non-OpenShift container environment, native Velero implementation can be used to backup containerized applications. Velero is able to write the backups to an S3 target, for which the Object Agent from the Storage Protect can be used.
about 1 month ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Functionality already exists

Update notification for gui-clients when new version is available

We have a lot of not technically savvy customers (their pcs are not managed by the backup-admins) which are not checking for client updates on their own.I think it would be useful to have a popup notification when an client update is available (as...
about 1 month ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration