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Spectrum Protect Snapshot

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Spectrum Protect Snapshot should recognize AIX LVM mirror setup after restore

The customer operates multiple IBM Db2 databases on the AIX platform using LVM mirrored volumes.For performance reasons, specific LV to hdisk mappings are configured inside of the volume groups.Snapshot backups are created by IBM Spectrum Protect ...
about 3 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 1 Future consideration

Spectrum CDM Deployment on MS Hyper-V Virtualization

We're working with LULU for their SAP HANA requirement and proposing Spectrum CDM to fulfill their App/DB consistent snapshots for the mentioned retention period here Every 2 hours snapshot for Prod Infra with 7 days retention (12x7= 82 flashcopie...
almost 4 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 4 Future consideration

Allow longer volume names - use shorter mapping names - in storage protect snapshot

Currently the following limitation for source volume length is in effect: For IBM Spectrum Protect™ Snapshot to work in combination with dynamic target allocation (SVCDTA) device classes, the name of the SAN Volume Controller production source vol...
7 months ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 0 Under review

Spectrum Snapshot support for IBM Security Guardium Data Encryption on DB2 databases

Spectrum Snapshot is NOT supported on DB2 databases when IBM Security Guardium Data Encryption has encrypted the database
over 8 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 0 Not under consideration

Automatic archive log inactivation by Spectrum Protect Snapshot for SQL

Full backups made by Spectrum Protect Snapshot (FCM) for SQL, through VSS, do not inactivate the previous archived logs, causing them to accumulate on the Spectrum Protect Server. The inactivation process is done manually through the command line,...
over 5 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 1 Future consideration

Spectrum Protect Snapshot - Support with HyperSwap Volumes

Hi Team I have a customer who is looking for support for FlashCopy Manager (Spectrum Protect Snapshot) with HyperSwap volumes. From the link below I see that it is not currently supported:http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21455924 T...
over 6 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 0 Not under consideration

Storage Protect Snapshot sould support IBM FlashSystem MuliSite Hyperswap (MSHA / PBHA)

In Sep 2023 with Storage Virtualize Version 8.6.1 new functions was release for FlashSystem/SVC called MuliSite Hyperswap, also named as Policy-based High Availability. We need SPS to support this.
10 months ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 1 Future consideration

FlashCopy Manager - enable higher values for SVC_COPY_RATE

Please increase possible values for parameter SVC_COPY_RATE to numbers higher than 100.
almost 5 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 1 Future consideration

Flashcopy Mgr to support multiple storages of same kind

Flashcopy Mgr currently dont support to take snapshots from multiple storages. We would like it to be able to take snapshots from more than one storage device. The XIV product is supporting cross-consistency groups, meaning that you can have volum...
over 8 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 0 Not under consideration

FCM for VMware: Support for multiple vCenters

Today (v.4.1.2) FCM for VMware can be connected to one vCenter only. This implies that clients have to deploy one FCM for Vmware installation for each vCenter. This RFE is to support multiple vCenter with only one FCM for VMware installation.
about 9 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 2 Not under consideration