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Product functionality

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Possibility to deploy/update Client Management Services (CMS) using Spectrum Protect Operation Center

Update of Client Management Services (CMS) using Spectrum Protect Operation Center is not possible.
about 6 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 0 Not under consideration

parallel session when using node replication from tape

Need support for parallel session when using node replication from tape.When for example run a RMAN Backup with 4 session to tape, we can replicate the data with 4 sessions over 4 tape and 4 drives to other side. With Node Replication only one ses...
about 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Not under consideration

Open Spectrum protect S3 agent for use by BRMS (iSeries)

The intent is to open up the S3 Agent for use by entities other than Spectrum Protect Plus. Target for this request is iSeries BRMS which is currently using S3 to send backup data to cloud.
about 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Future consideration

Automated Restore for Spectrum Protect family of products

Spectrum Protect is lacking any functionality which can automatically verify backup copies, whether they have been created using the BA client, TDP agents or Spectrum Protect Plus. Since Cristie pulled support for SP4VE from their Recovery Simulat...
almost 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Future consideration

SnapDiff API v2

As written in the NetApp KB, ISP is not able to use the SnapDiff API *v2*. https://kb.netapp.com/Advice_and_Troubleshooting/Data_Protection_and_Security/SnapDiff/When_performing_a_SnapDiff_incremental_backup_of_a_FlexGroup_volume%2C_Spectrum_Prote...
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 2 Not under consideration

Create backupset from directory container stgpool

Directory containers give much better performance compared to the "old" version of dedup, but it makes it impossible to create Backupsets (and export) which several of my customers are using to get an annual backup offsite
over 6 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 2 Not under consideration

Need larger DB2 active log file size

While working on HADR, a DB2 specialist noted that DB2 under SP was archiving the active log at a higher than normal rate and recommended increasing the current DB2 LOGFILSIZ to make it ten (10) times larger. However, the customer was unable to ma...
over 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 2 Future consideration

Operations Center: Automatic PMR Creation and Support Bundle Upload

Automated open/creation of PMR from Spectrum Protect Operations Center and upload of Support Data Collection Bundle
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 2 Not under consideration

TSM &HSM independently backup data & metadata

It is about making TSM (SpectrumProtect) and HSM ready to deal with large number of files and huge data pods by doing backup of data independently from meta data.
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Future consideration

Configurable block size for tape

We have a tape library about 50km away from the managing SP server; connected over fibre. Due to the nature of the FC protocol for tape drives (strictly serial acknowledgement) and the latency, a single data stream gets limited to around 120MBps, ...
about 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 3 Future consideration