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Spectrum Protect Snapshot

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I would like VGS to be added to SPS

Goodday As part of our Oracle in a SAP environment landscape we do bi-weekly refreshes of PROD onto a QA system. We also get ad-hoc requests for other clones as well as clones for Projects that means we need to keep a snapshot around for 6-12 mont...
about 1 year ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 1 Not under 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

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

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

Spectrum Protect Snapshot (FCM) support for DB2 PureScale (restore deprecated support)

This request is to restore support for DB2 PureScale snapshots in Spectrum Protect Snapshot for DB2 V8.1 onward. The client has a need to utilize fully supported Spectrum Protect (formerly FCM) snapshots for HA/DR in a supported DB2 PureScale envi...
about 7 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 3 Not under consideration

FCM for VMware: Linux In-Guest Application Consistency

This enhancement request describes an important and very customer relevant improvement of the backup mechanisms of Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments (TSMfVE) and Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager (FCMfVE). The existing support to gene...
over 10 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 3 Not under consideration

SVCDTA volumes with same Preferred Node As source

We are creating snapshot on Flashsytem 7200 using a SVCDTA configuration;volumes are created automatically but not on the same preferred node as the source volume. According IBM to IBM best practices (https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/flashcopy-co...
over 3 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 1 Not under consideration

Manually provide Product and LUN-Identifiers for sd*-disks

Spectrum Protect Snapshot (SPS) identifies the available disks by issuing a series of low-level Linux commands which deliver the LUN-ID and Product-ID of these devices. Among others:- dmsetup- searching /sys/block/sd*/dev- Requesting SCSI pages 0x...
about 4 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 1 Not under consideration

Support multiple INCR Flash Copy backups with DS8000 storage

Currently FlashCopy Manager supports only one Incremental FlashCopy backup can be performed in a DS8000 environment. With DS8000 Licensed Internal Code (LIC) 7.7.40 multiple incremental FlashCopy relationships became available. A single volume can...
over 8 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 0 Not under consideration