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Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments

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Replication failures caused by decommissioned filespaces (virtual machines) are not sufficiently visible

In an environment where you have cross-replicating Spectrum Protect servers and where you decommission a virtual machine, subsequent replications (replicate node commands) will fail if there remains unreplicated data on one of the servers.Replicat...
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

dont perform a FULL backup of all vmdks if only one vmdk is resized

Resizing of the VMware VM disk will trigger a reset of the CBT data of that specific disk. This causes a FULL backup of the entire VM. Not only the resized disk will be backed up fully, but all other disks too.
almost 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

Restore VM to the max. possible configuration in case of any issues detected instead to force restore only to minimal config

We have now experienced several situations where VM's were restored with only a minimal configuration because of problems (e.g. maximum number of available ports in port group was reached, unrecognized new parameters in VM config etc.). For furthe...
over 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

Support of CentOS for SPfVE as Datamover

Due to licensing issues, we would like to use CentOS as the operating system. Unfortunately we could not find the support in the support matrix.After consultation with the support I was informed that this support is unfortunately not considered.Si...
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Not under consideration

Hardware snapshot for VMware backups

We use SP for VE for backing up VMs and it works great for normal sized VMs.For VMs with big disks and high IO there is a performance penalty when there exists a vmware snapshot. The penalty is even bigger when removing the vmware snapshot and con...
almost 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

CentOs as a supported OS for TDP for VE datamover

Having RHEL 7 as supported Environment, and having CentOS 7 as supported in Spectrum Protect, it is highly appreciated to enhance support for running TDPVMware datamover and mountproxy in CentOS as well.
almost 6 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 0 Not under consideration

Request for Possible improvement in SP4VE GUI

In the GUI via WEB of SP4VE, when you access to perform a restore, the different datastorages appear where each machine that we have in backup to be able to do restores is located inside. The problem is that there is no search engine to search for...
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 3 Functionality already exists

Backup of encrypted vSphere 6.5 environments

Currently there is no support for backups of encrypted vSphere 6.5 environments with TSM/ISP4VE (which is stated in the documentation). Due to the fact that some customers require encryption for their VMware environments, support for the new (V6.5...
about 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Not under consideration

VM recovery problem

Hypervisor vmvare.There is a VM with many connected disks, about 50 TB.Only disk 1 is backed up and needs to be restored.When we start recovery of only the first disk, the recovery mechanism checks for free space in the storage not for disk 1, but...
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

Incremental Hyper-V Backup Like TDP for VE (VMware)

Please add the ability to perform incremental backups for Hyper-V using either the standard TSM BA Client or TSM for VE in a similar way as is provided for VMware backups.
about 11 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 4 Planned for future release