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a software reset of the library should not invalidate the status of the tapes in the IOstation

While after a powercycle of the library or opening the backdoor and removing and reinserting the IOstation, it is correct to rescan the IO station and consider all tapes to be imported, this should not be the case, when the library is instructed t...
about 1 month ago in IBM Diamondback Tape Library 3 Is a defect

Include the automatic Refresh States after an event "Hardware connection.... is now accessible (IWNH1038I)

After a hardware error in one of the device server of the Storage, CSM reported a communication errors and changed the replication sessions from Normal to Severe. However, for the Hardware Storage side, there was no replication impact, as the othe...
10 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Is a defect

Stop automatically disassociation from SLA Policy

If for example one has DNS issue (it happens) and the SPP appliance fail to resolve, lets say a specific fileshare that is associated with a SLA.Then the SPP appliance desides that this fileshare is not longer there and removes it from the SLA..Th...
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Is a defect

Support for restoring concurrent vg

There are some insignificant errors during OS restore with concurrent vg via NIM Resource Boot. “0516-1305 chvg: This command is not allowed while volume group sapbinvg is concurrent capable”“0516-1300 chpv: -h option is not allowed for hdisk3 bec...
over 8 years ago in Storage Protect Family / TSM for System Back-up and Recovery 1 Is a defect

IBM CSM API Should Show all DS8 Session/LSS/SSID In Hexadecimal to Correctly Reflect The Values on the Hardware

We recently encountered a discrepancy in our API reporting from CSM where the Session ID was not matching what is in the GUI (and on the actual DS8 hardware), and it turned out that from the CSM/web/sessions URI, all of the session/LSS/SSID values...
8 months ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 2 Is a defect

IBM CSM to Stop Keeping Trying to Authenticate a Logged in User if Authentication Fails Once

CSM appears to have a mechanism where periodically it will re-authenticate the logged in users. This becomes a problem if the user's credentials have changed since the last time they logged into CSM, CSM will keep trying to re-authenticate the ses...
about 1 year ago in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) 1 Is a defect

Ganesha - Event 1 could not be processed for fd 5 rc I/O error , report the client that abuse the Ganesha, monitor that error and have action

When Ganesha server hit this error - the NFS server just hang , there is no ip failover, or restart of the NFS server: epoch 001103c9 : gpfs.ganesha.nfsd-1492239[fsal_up_0.48] GPFSFSAL_UP_Thread :FSAL_UP :WARN :Event 1 could not be processed for f...
10 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Is a defect

Properly manage Archive Mode flag in TS1150/TS1155 tape drives

The IBM TS1150 and TS1155 Enterprise tape drives has a configuration setting called Archive Mode [1] which controls whether archive mode unthread (also called low tension refresh) should be performed on tape unload. In recent firmwares [2] the def...
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Is a defect

Spectrum Protect Enhanced Schedule for Months with 5 Weekends

Need another option to schedule backup Jobs for months with 5 weekends in a month ,
almost 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Is a defect

Web GUI refresh

Customer is clicking on a drive to monitor drive status. Due to automatic web GUI refresh, previously marked drive is moving up or down in drive list (depending on previously sort selection). But this is annoying from customer point of view: Previ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 1 Is a defect