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Spectrum Protect Snapshot

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Currency Support for spectrum protect for Snapshot

We missing the Support of Spectrum Protect for Snapshot on rhel7.6 x86_64 Systems. Today the prereq checker complain that only 7.5 are supported. We use the snapshot function for db2 here.
over 5 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 1 Planned for future release

Enable FCM to use thin-provisioned target volumes if source volumes are thin provisioned

Currently it is not possible to use thin-provisioned target volumes as COPY (only with NOCOPY) with FCM even if the source volumes are thin-provisioned. This means for us to loose a lot of space for target volumes. The functionality is implemented...
about 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 4 Planned for future release

Multi Vendor Support for Snapshots in FCM/TSM

Snapshot-based DP for Applications (with a broad Application Support, including Replication Control to a secondary Storage, for virtual and native Servers, including Application driven Single File Restores and Catalog Support) is seen more and mor...
over 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 2 Planned for future release

Multi Vendor Support for Snapshots in FCM/TSM

Snapshot-based DP for Applications (with a broad Application Support, including Replication Control to a secondary Storage, for virtual and native Servers, including Application driven Single File Restores and Catalog Support) is seen more and mor...
over 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 4 Planned for future release

Pre-Requisites Check Script

In order to consider and check all points on the pre-requisite checklist for FCM on Unix, Linux a checking utility would ease the work a lot. Currently, the checklist is very complex and not all of the points are directly clear. Some points refer ...
almost 12 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 2 Planned for future release

Ability to create a cascade of clones that are independent from each other

If a database was cloned with FlashCopy Manager and this clone (D1) serves as source for another clone (D2) it is currently not possible to refresh D1 without deleting D2. For some scenarios this restriction has technical reasons. But by using ful...
over 12 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 3 Planned for future release

Autoskip integrity for Exchange DAG backups

An option like /AUTOSKIPINTEGRITYCHECK would be nice to have in Exchange DAG setups, so that the DP agent/FCM itself could check if the specified database/databases has/have 2 or more healthy copies - if it that would be the cause, it would automa...
almost 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 3 Planned for future release

Specific SVC User Group for FCM Actions

For the use of FCM with SVC, a specific SVC user is needed which has to be part of a specific group. Currently, the user must be member of the group "Administrator". As this group has a very high set of critical rights, it would be better to have ...
over 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 2 Planned for future release

FCM Win: Links to the VSS HW Provider Websites are out of date

The configuration wizard in the MMC prints a warning if no VSS Hardware Provider is installed. If you click on this Warning, then a list with links to websites appear where it is possible to download the VSS HW Provider. The problem: The links in ...
about 12 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 3 Planned for future release

Oracle Database Cloning improvements in FCM

Two enhancements are requested. 1) Currently FCM requires environment variable ORACLE_HOME to be set in the users environment right after logon. We request that FCM should read this value from /etc/oratab so that we can have a single user for mult...
over 12 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 4 Planned for future release