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dsmserv maintenance does not disable storage rules

Starting the SP server in maintenance mode is a helpful vehicle after software updates and problem determination phases. It disables all internal server processing and client sessions except of preventing storage rules being executed. Disabling st...
8 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 3 Needs more information

Summary of how time is spent on a job in dsminstr.log - i.e. by percentage to easily determining the primary bottlenecks

Currently, all the information in the dsminstr.log is by thread, and it would be fantastic to know how to summarize this information on a job-level. This is very hard - if not impossible - to do in the current state, as all information is per thre...
3 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Needs more information

Use proxy server for accessing IBM updates

To enhance security, and keep access to internet to a minimum, a proxy server should be used to obtain fixes and updates. This will allow for automatic updates for systems that are more locked down than usual.
10 months ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 2 Needs more information

Update of SPP image in Azure Market Place to a more recent version

The customer is deploying SPP on prem and in Azure Cloud. While they are at 10.1.15 in their on-prem setup, the image in Azure market place is still at 10.1.11, which is outdated. Request to update the Azure Marketplace image to at least 10.1.14
10 months ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 2 Needs more information

Add support for Google Cloud Storage buckets defined with Customer Managed Encryption keys

Support for Google Cloud Storage (GCS) as a cloud container pool is currently restricted to using Google Managed Keys (GMK) for encryption on the buckets on the Google side. The use of Customer Managed Keys (CMS) is a common mandatory requirement ...
6 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Needs more information

Better Information for Storage Rule

If we run any Storage rule like Replication or Tiering of data between pools and we see it failed of some reasons. A natural way to investigate a issue is to run the same command manually using wait=yes and in that way get more information, but ve...
8 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Needs more information

allow versioning/history for objects of S3 clients

Allow versioning/history for objects of S3 clients. It would allow automatic expiration of older versions. This would help implementing smooth S3 backup solutions for many modern "cloud" databases and similar tools, like Postgres, MongoDB, Hashico...
8 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Needs more information

Communicate AWS S3 by using Private Endpoint VPC instead of public internet from ISP.

Hi Team, Communicate AWS S3 by using Private Endpoint VPC instead of public internet from ISP. Security concern the AWS services to access via VPC only. Can you please update is IBM working development?. If yes, which version VPC option is available?
11 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Needs more information

SnapDiff to tape

Add feature to make incremental/differential backups of Netapp volumes to tapes base on changed blocks. A New Backup Architecture for NAS Systems - SnapDiff V3 (netapp.com)
11 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Needs more information

DB backup not running on all nodes in oracle

we have customers with oracle DBs that have some DBs registered in all nodes but that are not running in all nodes, and the SPP cannot backup these DBs, it is necessary to make the SPP capable of doing so
12 months ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Needs more information