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Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client)

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Temporarily suspend deactivation and expiration of backup data.

We have received a number of customer requests, to temporarily suspend deactivation and deletion of backups due to retention policies. Often happens during and after ransomware attacks, where the customer have a temporary need for retaining deacti...
over 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration

remove systemV init.d script for DSMCAD

The current packaging of TIVsm-BA includes a symbolic link /etc/init.d/dsmcad -> /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin/rc.dsmcad which results in the creation of the directory /etc/init.d if it does not already exist. This is incompatible with the chkc...

Simplify Ubuntu/Debian install instructions by using apt instead of dpkg

Since apt/apt-get nowadays (well, since apt 1.1 released in 2015) support installing from local file, https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEQVQ_8.1.11/client/t_inst_ubuntu_x86_64client.html should probably be changed from multiple dpkg -i...
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration

new Spectrum Protect Client API to provide "QUERY OCCUPANCY" details + possibly "Q STGPOOL capacity details

Hi,The SPFS solution is a virtual filesystem that makes it possible to mount Spectrum Protect server storage directly on the server, so that it is possible to protect almost anydata with Spectrum Protect using normal file operations. SPFS uses Spe...
almost 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 2 Not under consideration

Archive/Retrieve in IBM Spectrum Protect V8.1.7 and above Secure Web GUI

We plan to upgrade IBM Spectrum Protect server code and client code to 8.1.7 and above. During functional test, we found that the new secure webclient is missing Archive/Retrieve function. As we have many users to use the traditional web client to...
almost 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration

i5/OS (AS/400) Client API Service extension

Official announcement has been made in Developerworks Wiki that TSM 6.2 API for i5/OS will go out if support the 30th of April 2015.(see https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/IBM%20Backup,%20Recovery%20and%20Media%...
over 9 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 2 Not under consideration

Using an external Key Management System for ISP Client encrytion

At the moment there is no possibility to connect an external key management system for the ISP client encryption. The key is either generated automatically by the ISP server or has to be entered manually. We need a posibility to connect the ISP Cl...
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration

Support for Extended ACL Propagation on Spectrum Protect BA Client Restore to Isilon NAS via Windows Proxy.

The customer opened a tickets to report that when he would restore files locally on a Windows host / proxy, it would restore the extended ACL proxy using the BA Client but when he does the same, using the same Windows Proxy but to restore the data...
over 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration

Spectrum Protect (TSM) client for Linux on System z has no GUI client since 8.1.2 release

The IBM Spectrum Protect client for System z no longer has a means to access a newer release (8.1.2 or newer) server due to so called improvements in security between clients and server. Previously, clients were able to communicate with the server...
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 6 Future consideration

Support Windows 2019 on the SP B/A client

More and more customers are asking about when we will support Windows Server 2019 to be able to install the B/A client.
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Planned for future release