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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

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Spectrum Protect Plus ability to offload historical Data

We need the ability to offload historical data to ICOS.The customer had an environment backing up for approximately 12 months before ICOS was implemented and we started offloading.The customer wanted all its historical data offloaded to ICOS howev...
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 2 Future consideration

In SPP need the ability to backup local drives on clustered VMs that have non-unique UUIDs

The customer has a need to use SPP to backup Windows VMs that are clustered. Currently when they look at the drives under each cluster the C:\ drive only appears on one of the servers in the cluster. The reason for this is that each C:\ drive has ...
about 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

Migrate VM's to new SLA's without taking new full backups

Customers want the ability to migrate VM's to new SLA's without taking new full backups. This is due to when customers want to split VMs up already in existing SLAs currently this needs a full backup to be re-run and therefore more space needed in...
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

SPP - Support Incremental Backup of Exchange DBs on ReFS

Customer has recently replaced Commvault with IBM SPP. Only Full Exchange backups are working as the customer is using ReFS.Also, since SPP is using VSS of the Exchange Server, backup of the 2nd Exchange DB cannot be started unless the backup of f...
over 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 2 Future consideration

Support DB2 HADR in Spectrum Protect Plus

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus works perfectly with DB2 databases. Unfortunately for all our critical databases, which are replicated using DB2 HADR, backup and restore with Spectrum Protect Plus is currently not supported.
about 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 3 Future consideration

SPP - Datastore Utilisation Check

Please can SPP have a setting to check the utilisation % of a datastore prior to backing up to ensure that the snapshot being taken does not risk the datastore running out of space.This can then be checked by SPP prior to each VM being backed up, ...
about 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Planned for future release

SPP Migrate Offloaded Data between different Cloud Providers

Spectrum Protect Plus should provide a functionality to migrate offloaded backups between cloud providers.
about 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

Official support for the Workaround of disabled EFS (Encrypted File System) for Exchange DAG restore operations is needed

In our environment, activating the EFS is not allowed. If EFS is not enabled, the restore of Exchange DAG databases does not work. IBM has provided us with a workaround where a JSON file (SPAgent_cfg.json) is placed in the directory "C:\Program Fi...
almost 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

Support for vCloud Director

We have several MSP partners who are installing vCloud director and who are using or plan to use SPP. VMware has published the following document regarding vCloud Backup:Backup Design for vCloud Tenant vAppshttps://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digit...
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 5 Future consideration

SPP to backup resources (metadata) from Kubernetes, not only pv, by namespaces

We need support for backup of a namespace being not only able to backup and restore PV but also secrets, ConfigMaps, deployments, routes, services. of a Kubernetes namespace
about 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Planned for future release