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Storage Protect Family

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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

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

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

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

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 ...
4 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

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. ...
4 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 0 Under review

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.
9 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

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...
5 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Planned for future release

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 ...
4 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.
about 2 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Planned for future release