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Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client)

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New Client Option to force backup by file attribute change

Configuration: Linux/UNIX Filesystem B/A Client Problem: After a chmod or chown command on a file, it is not possible to go back to the state before customers change when a new file backup was made. Because only the attribute in the DB was...
over 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration

Spectrum Protect prevent massive deletion from client side

In today's world, more than ever we are tracking any kind of destructive operation. Command approval feature recently added prevent the SP admin to do massive data deletion from server side but we are still lacking the same protection mechanism if...
almost 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration

Spectrum Protect faster backup and restore for Filer

Spectrum Protect's Backup by General Storage's MAGS parallelizes the process of checking objects for changes. As a result, this time-consuming part of the backup on file servers is massively accelerated.
about 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration

dsmc backup image shall support HACMP filesystems

When you have large filesystems with 100 milliions of files the normal TSM client is not usefull for doing daily incremental backup. Even with the journal based backup this is not applicable. You can use the dsmc backup image command. But if the f...
about 2 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration

Add Support of Snapdiff API v3

Dear developers NetApp provides a protocol or API called SnapDiff. Spectrum Protect currently supports the API in the Release v1. Now that v2 and v3 of SnapDiff are already available (as a REST API), NetApp has discontinued support for v1 in curre...
over 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 3 Planned for future release

non-root users access behaviour with version SP 8

Customer needs for SP version 8 to allow "other users" (non-root users and not "authorized users" for SP point of view) to use dsmc in order to restore their files The requirement is to continue with behaviour as per TSM 7.16 (https://www.ibm.com/...
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration

DSMCAD should write a PID File

DSMCAD is missing an option to write a PID file. When the daemon is started it forks into background and the started process vanishes. You can only grep the process list to get the PID of the running process. Tools like systemd need this informati...
over 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Not under consideration

Display retentionset in the BA client

The new Retention set function (aka OneProtect) is great but from the BA client (or TSM4VE) it's not possible to see which retention sets that are available. Id like to get the info on "q retset" info in the server into the BA client. On the cli s...
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 0 Not under consideration

Support for Active Directory Item restore

Today does IBM Storage Protect Backup-Archive Client only support to protect Microsoft Active Directory and do a total Disaster Recovery of Microsoft Active Directory. If we want to restore only one item in the Active Directory to get back from a ...

multiple backup sessions per FS

It would be interesting to be able to backup a single big FS with multiple backup sessions without the need to define VirtualMountpoints ( besides virtualmountpoints is not available on windows ).If the DSMC could automatically scan the directory ...
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 7 Not under consideration