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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

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

Rebalance client nodes between multiple IBM Storage Protect instances to avoid storage capacity shortages and address performance concerns

IBM Storage Protect should provides a way to transparently rebalance nodes between multiple IBM Storage Protect instances to avoid storage capacity shortages and address performance concerns. Currently, IBM Storage Protect, unfortunately, lacks th...
7 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Future consideration

Change the status of this type of error , so no PARTIAL status is returned. Only some warnings in job log.

Error Message in the Application Inventory Job, which ends the Job partially (This trigger always a Ticket): [example.server.ch] A running instance was not found for database EXAMPLE. This error is raised because autostart is enabled in oratab. A ...
3 months ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

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
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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

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...
about 1 month ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 0 Future consideration

configure SP API so that traffic uses client-side encryption without an explicit call from the API client

Customers require the ability to secure data from storage protect/spectrum protect server administrative staff. Currently, this can only be done by enabling client-side encryption. For API clients, encryption is only enabled if the client software...
12 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration

Ransomware detection functionality for IBM Storage Protect.

IBM Storage Protect should provides a way to detect possible ransomware attack on backed-up and/or archived data. While I believe the best solution is to employ IBM Storage Insights to provide such functionality because IBM Storage Virtualize on I...
7 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

Allow data-lock cloud containers to be reclaimed

I would like to have the feature "Reclaim Containers" available when using datalock stgpools. Looking at my SPOC console, I will have 263.3TB of data that could be reclaimed from my cloud storage pool. Since this is not supported because I'm using...
5 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration