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Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client)

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Disable scan of files before archiving when using filelist

We have been archiving with file lists for over 20 years, so we know that the client archived differently and, above all, faster in earlier versions (5-7). If you specified a file list in these old versions, archiving started within a few seconds,...

Powershell interface to dsmc and dsmadmc

Powershell is becoming the scripting language of choice for windows. It is difficult to call existing dsmc and dsmadmc command line tools from powershell and reasonably process the output. Powershell has an object pipeline model and file output do...
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Not under consideration

B/A Client 8.x support for Solaris (SPARC on 11.4)

Customer is requesting support of B/A client on 8.x for SPARC Solaris Servers. Currently are backing up the environment with 7.x client but it's reaching EOS in Dec/2021.
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 2 Not under consideration

Missing WEB-client in ISP 8.1.2 and later

We updated one of out ISP-Servers (AIX) to Version 8.1.3 a few days ago. After having finished that I also updated one Windows Agent to BA-Version 8.1.2 (file Server). Everything is working fine except the fact, that the WEB-Client is no longer su...
over 6 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Not under consideration

implement a call like dsmPing() to keep sessions alive

Sessions on the Spectrum Protect server gets terminiated due to inactivity timeout, even though there are still a running backup on the client. The backup process that are scanning for changed blocks can sometimes take long time.For example DB2 in...
almost 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration

It would be good to have an automated way for taking care of acfs file system backups

TSM does not currently support acfs file systems (even though they can be backed up as "regular" file systems and as long as they are specifically declared as domains in the dsm.sys file (or elsewhere). We are currently facing a scenario where our...
about 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration

ARM support for Spectrum Protect client

The Jülich Supercompting Centre is running HPC compute resources for the European Science community. The storage solution is based of a central storage cluster which is mounted on ~8.000 compute nodes. The persistent data are backed up by Spectrum...
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 3 Future consideration

IBM Spectrum Protect OneDrive Support

IBM Spectrum Protect need to be able to protect data on Microsoft OneDrive. Our competition can do this today and customers have started asking if we can do this or not.
almost 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 2 Not under consideration

Client Support for SnapDiff API v2

The possibility of using of FlexGroup volume is very necessary for us as supercomputing centre. First by using of FlexGroup volume is possible excite the 100TB boundary of other kinds of NetApp volumes.Working backup with SP Client of such volumes...
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Not under consideration

Support ZFS on Linux Client

We use FreeBSD servers with ZFS filesystems on our large storage systems. Since there is no native FreeBSD Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client, we intend to use the Linux version leveraging FreeBSD's Linux runtime environment. But the SP Backup...
about 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration