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Spectrum Protect for Databases

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Oracle 18c support SP 4 DB's

I have a client who is installing Oracle 18c now and have a need for backups They have used Spectrum Protect in the past and want to continue to do so
almost 6 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Planned for future release

Set access for TDPO Database as read-only

a function in the TDPO that allows the database to do the same as the "set access" option for a normal node. i.e. for a possibility to grant read-onlyaccess to a backups taken with Data Protection for Oracle.
almost 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Future consideration

Allow VDI timeout to be user controlled (SP for MSSQL, legacy backups)

When using Spectrum Protect's data protection for MSSQL (legacy backups), there is a hardcoded timeout limit for the TDP to wait for the availability of the VDI. Currently this is set to 60 seconds, and can only be observed by tracing the TDP oper...
almost 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Future consideration

TDP for SQL Integration with CDC for SQL

How to make it possible to create a custom script in IBM Spectrum Protect SQLServer to run every 8 hours and perform backup and erase logs only from the last 4 hours, keeping 4 hours of logs on the SQLServer disk. We have a use case where two IBM ...
about 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Not under consideration

Backup Solution for Oracle 19c

We have to be able to backup Oracle 19c
about 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Planned for future release

Logfiles that would include all execution outputs

Currently the TDPSQLC.exe has a LOGFILE option that only outputs the summary of its execution. Today, if I wish to see the summary and the execution of each database backup I need to provide both the LOGFILE and a redirected log path such that I c...
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Not under consideration

For case TS002612329, we need to increase the character limit of future versions of the TSM/TDPSQL from 1790 to 4000.

491/5000We have a problem with a restore of BD in PMR TS002612329 and we need to increase the character limit of future versions of the "IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases: Data Protection for Microsoft SQL Server" product from 1790 to 4000. The a...
almost 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 0 Not under consideration

If the CLI option /configfile points to non existent file the tdpsqlc command should end in error..

If we have in a sqlfull.bat script: tdpsqlc backup * full /configfile=someconfig.cfg and the file "someconfig.cfg" does not exist, the command runs along with default config and returns with rc=0. Problem with that is if "somconfig.cfg" once exist...
about 10 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 2 Is a defect

TDP for SQL 2012 in Windows 2016

We have 2 Windows Server 2016 with both SQL 2012 and SQL 2016 instances.We need a TDP client version compatible with these three components, so we can backup all Databases in both SQL versions.
over 6 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Not under consideration

Spectrum Protect should have an oracle agent that replaces RMAN entirely, so proper object metadata can be handled internally, allow proper expeiration, retsets, etc.

Spectrum Protect has long been plagued by retention problems with Oracle backups. RMAN owns all of the metadata, and keeping this in sync requires sync tools, etc. In large environments, often the DBA team and the Backup team are separated. This l...
over 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Not under consideration