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Spectrum Protect for Databases

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remove DP SQL MMC configuration deficiency when handling multiple instances

The DP SQL MMC is only able to handle very simple setups with single SQL instances or multiply SQL instances backing up to a single client node. This is not realistic. When using multiply instances, one usually has to use different client nodes fo...
about 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Not under consideration

Add functionality to Data Protection For Exchange to allow restore of soft deleted mailboxes

System: Data Protection For Exchange Actor: User needing to recover soft deleted mailboxes.Data protection is a commonly used product that provides backup/restore for Exchange environments. Description: We use Data Protection For Exchange to prote...
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 0 Not under consideration

Use different option and configuration files in FlashCopyManager for TDP SQL

Since the TDP for SQL GUI has been deprecated and replaced by FlashCopyManager as a GUI, we are unable to select which "dsm.opt" and "tdpsql.cfg" files will be used to perform backups and restores i.e. we are forced to use the default ones: * "c:\...
over 11 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 3 Not under consideration

FCM - Managing Multiple SQL instances from one console

There are 2 instances of SQL which have been configured with 2 separate optfiles as per the old standard however the Flashcopy manager gui defaults to use the dsm.opt file in c:\program files\tivoli\tsm\tdpsql folder. We need to have separate shor...
over 11 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 2 Planned for future release

TDP-R3 should not consider the SAP Oracle DB backup which is failed for control files for retention count.

We are taking SAP Oracle DB backup using TDP-R3 along with BRbackup utility and RMAN. Backup attempted to create an auto backup of SPFILE and control file which got failed, but the backup continued running and TDP instructed to store backup pieces...
almost 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Future consideration

improvement for 'Generate backupset' to support SQL and Exchange filespaces

Backupsets are a great way to handle data to be stored for long term retention. Lots of TSM customers use backupsets for that purpose. Alas it's not possible to generate a backupset for filespaces containing data from TDP backups such as SQL and E...
almost 10 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Not under consideration

Want TSM TDP for SQL client to exclude offline SQL DBs from backups and log a message about the same in the log file.

Want TSM TDP for SQL client to exclude offline SQL DBs from backups and log a message about the same in the log file. Currently what happens is whenver TDP SQL backup encounter an offline SQL DB backup get failed for DB and return code for the bac...
over 10 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 2 Not under consideration

Fix o disable "Replace" option in VSS DB Restore

Tivoli Data Protection for Databases(SQL) has the option to backup and restore either using Legacy or VSS options. Whenever you select Restore you have the hability to select various "Restore Options", among this options is "Replace""Replace" tell...
over 6 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Not under consideration

tdposync with script

Since migration to version 6.3.0, we are no more able to use tdposync in script because password is request on concole or terminal. Many Oracle DB is hosted in our Data Centers and cleanup TSM with RMAN Catalog can be a heavy load if this opportin...
over 11 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 4 Planned for future release

unattended/silent installation required for TDP Oracle on AIX, other platforms have that functionality

An unattended (silent) installation facility is requied for Tivoli Storage Manger for Databases, Data Protection for Oracle, on AIX - as it is in place for the other platforms such as HPUX, Linux and Windows!
over 11 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 2 Not under consideration