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Storage Protect Family

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

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

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

Backup and restore/recreate local defined permissions of VMs using Spectrum Protect Plus

Spectrum Protect Plus does not inventory permissions defined locally for VMs. Therefore, these authorizations cannot be restored in the context of a restore and must be recreated manually. Spectrum Protect Plus should be able to restore all permis...
about 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Planned for future release

Option to configure rsize parameter in Storage Copy Data Management for Spectrum Virtualize/Flashsystem

Currently Storage Copy Data Management creates FlashCopy target volumes on Spectrum Virtualize/Flashsystem devices launching the following command: mkvdisk -mdiskgrp <pool_name> -iogrp <io_grp_name> -size <size> -rsize 0% -autoex...
8 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Planned for future release

Spectrum protect with java version 11

The latest version of the Java that is supported with the SP for VE and the server is version 8 which means that Java version 11 is not supported as it hasn't been tested. But our customer is planning to remove Java 8 on all the servers across the...
about 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 12 Planned for future release

SPP - Datastore Utilisation Check

Please can SPP have a setting to check the utilisation % of a datastore prior to backing up to ensure that the snapshot being taken does not risk the datastore running out of space.This can then be checked by SPP prior to each VM being backed up, ...
about 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Planned for future release

SPP to backup resources (metadata) from Kubernetes, not only pv, by namespaces

We need support for backup of a namespace being not only able to backup and restore PV but also secrets, ConfigMaps, deployments, routes, services. of a Kubernetes namespace
about 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Planned for future release

SPP: Enable filesystem & DB Backup at the same time

When looking in the System requirements for SPP, the following restriction is mentioned: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6421231 Only one application server or file server can be assigned per host. For example, if a host is registered as a ...
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Planned for future release