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Spectrum Protect for Databases

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Multiple COPY backup types for TDP for SQL

Currently there is one database backup type for daily backups (full/differential) and one for copy backups. DBAs often require backups to be held for other retentions, and this currently can only be done by creating multiple TSM nodes. Additionall...
about 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Not under consideration

If TSM hasn't got Full backup of SQL DB, raise Diff/log backup to Full

Now when a 'tdpsqlc backup diff' backup runs for a SQL db instance only DB's with existing Full backup are backed up. DB's that have just been created will make the schedule that starts the backup fail with an error in the tdpsqlc log like this: "...
almost 10 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 2 Not under consideration

SP for Databases warning for restoring VSS backups

A warning and summary should be implemented to confirm any kind of restore. When in the SP for Databases GUI, it is possible with 1 wrong click to initiate a SQL DB restore on a (production) system (log and full SQL)This should prevent "accidental...
about 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 0 Not under consideration

TDP for Oracle Parallel Backup to Multiple TSM Servers

Backup/restore performance in TSM TDP environments can be increased through the addition of TSM servers that rman uses for backups and restores. A solution that does not require manual scripting would make this functionality easier to use and offl...
about 8 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Not under consideration

Enhance TDP for Oracle to enable an option to bypass the catalog and access inactive backups

Enhance the product (all TDP's for Databases but in this case specifically for Oracle) to enable recovery of inactive backups (not in the catalog).
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 2 Not under consideration

Snapshot backup attempted & error shows job failed,when only database snapshot failed,everything else backed up successfully.

Currently, a snapshot backup is attempted and it generates an error that the job has failed when really it hasn't, only the database snapshot has failed, all the other databases get backed up successfully. This results in additional overhead for a...
about 11 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 2 Not under consideration

filespace capacity and utilization should reflect allocated and used space in the databases protected

Today it is not possible to check capacity and utilization of the databases protected, as the filespaces is not updated with the figures tsm: TSMGOT15>q fil ORAPREEDB01_ORACLE f=D Node Name: ORAPREEDB01_ORACLE Filespace Name: /orapreedb01_gpcal...
over 8 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Not under consideration

Post all TSM Linux application and dbms backup agents into RPM Linux repository

Place all linux-based TSM clients into a standard linux repository, so updates can be performed using standard linux system tools. This repository would need to be publicly accessible, although they can be secured with a login.
over 8 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Not under consideration

report if backup was deduped by client

If the client de-duplication has been enabled for a given node, but the estimated size is bigger than:tsm: TSMWAR01>q opt *deduptx* Server Option Option Setting------------------------- -----------------------------------ClientDedupTxnLimit 1,0...
almost 9 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Not under consideration

Add tdp client for MSSQL on linux

TDP for MSSQL needed on Linux systems
about 6 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 1 Not under consideration