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Storage Protect Family

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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

Provide options within SP to use SCSI commands to work with the tape operations, like mount a tape, unmount a tape, move tape from one slot to another etc

This is required for day to day operations, and this option is pretty much available with all other backup product vendors Refer - https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100022873 IBM case Ref - Case: TS016303198 (ibm.com)
about 2 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Functionality already exists

SP Generate Dedupstats by filespace for datacenter nodes

Scheduled dedupstats only run one process per node. This is fine for many node types, but in datacenters with 1000 nodes, it can result in a single process running for a week or two, while all of the other processes have completed.
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 3 Functionality already exists

Request for Possible improvement in SP4VE GUI

In the GUI via WEB of SP4VE, when you access to perform a restore, the different datastorages appear where each machine that we have in backup to be able to do restores is located inside. The problem is that there is no search engine to search for...
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 3 Functionality already exists

Our customer's shell script was failed by "GSKKM_ERR_VALIDATION_KEY_VALIDITY_PERIOD"

Our customer's shell script was failed by "GSKKM_ERR_VALIDATION_KEY_VALIDITY_PERIOD".We understand we can intentionally avoid this by recreating the certificate manually,but it will cause the operational load to occur.Our customer want us to make ...
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 3 Functionality already exists

Datamover rebalance command should also rebalance the data each DM is responsible for rather just the number of VMs.

The rebalance command only balances the number of VMs managed by a DataMover, but not the amount of data. We think that would be as important if not more than the number of VMs being managed. Ultimately a rebalance operation that takes both items ...
5 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Functionality already exists

STA path need to update after drive replacement

As an example of TS3200 LTO6 drives which we have in our infra whenever we found any drive issue and after replacement of this drive we are getting new serial number and same we are updating on tsm server with below command upd dr libraryname driv...
11 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Storage Area Networks (SANs) 0 Functionality already exists

Adding Mmgt-Class to the "query event" output

There is a customer requirement to generate a report from event table .. to have a daily overview from client backup .. to have start time, endtime, and status from each backup. Additionally the customer need the output from the client, which Mgmt...
12 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Functionality already exists

Spectrum Protect required two separate solutions for virtual and physical systems

My client needs two separate solutions for virtual and physical systems. They need IBM Spectrum Protect Plus for virtual systems and Spectrum Protect for physical systems, and that's a pain. It would be an improvement if they were combined.
12 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Functionality already exists

Database impossible to Backup and migrate to other platforms

Before assisting a customer using Windows that wanted to migrate to using UNIX, my client did not see any drawbacks to IBM Spectrum Protect. However, IBM Spectrum Protect does not offer an option to migrate from other operating systems. Additional...
12 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Functionality already exists