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Spectrum Protect (Server)

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customize commandapproval commands

SP 'set commandapproval' doesn't allow to customize the predefined list of commands. Security needs are different from customer to customer.
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 4 Future consideration

We would like to be able to backup AWS S3 buckets

We have many AWS S3 buckets that users update every day. Versioning is very expensive as there is no dedup/compression and this is especially true if you replicate across AWS regions. We would like to be able to backup and restore files to S3 like...
5 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Under review

Support replication of Retention Set information as well as the data

At present, retention rules and retention sets that are defined on the source replication server are not replicated to the target server. Only the data in the retention sets is replicated. This is a problem, in that should the source server be los...
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

A function is required for directory container pools to balance the fill level of multiple storage pool directories

A function is required for directory container pools to balance the fill level of multiple storage pool directories, especially when an additional storagepool directory is added.Otherwise the Move Container scripts must be generated and started dy...
7 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

Automate scan and fix of "unavailable" containers for Spectrum Protect servers

Today I found that a number of vm's did not backup snapshots to the (container based) storage pool. This happened before and points to the error: ANS9351E Data was not available on server and was skipped. Processing snapshot ----------------------...
almost 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 5 Future consideration

Storage Agent write to cloud container

Would be very useful to allow a storage agent to write directly to an on-prem or off-site cloud bucket. In larger environment this would help spread the load and improve backup performance. Then allow the Storage agent to read from on-prem S3 and ...
3 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

RETENTION SET migration from older TAPE format to newer format or Cloud

Data outlives the hardware technology when storing RETENTION SETS for 5 years or more. Being able to efficiently migrate from old to new media type would prove our dedication to the data and increase the longevity of our product.
about 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 3 Future consideration

Native support for Spectrum protect Server HA on RHEL cluster

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd (TKML) has recently changed there Spectrum protect server from AIX to RHEL. Customer was using Power HA based high availability solution for Spectrum protect server previously and now is expecting the same capability on ...
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

Provide options within SP to use SCSI commands to work with the tape operations, like mount a tape, unmount a tape, move tape from one slot to another etc

This is required for day to day operations, and this option is pretty much available with all other backup product vendors Refer - https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100022873 IBM case Ref - Case: TS016303198 (ibm.com)
about 1 month ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Functionality already exists

Optimize migration algorythm of seq. storagepool to collocated storagepool

Short:When migrating data from a file pool to a collocated tape pool a large number of mounts occur in the tape pool causing throughput to go down and maintenance can not complete in time. Setup:Data flowClient > (backup) > file pool > (m...
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Not under consideration