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Provide ability to pass mount location for each volume instead of FCM_VSS# folders under specified mount location.

A snapshot may contain multiple volumes, so if they are mounted under sub folders, this requires additional configuration steps to make the snapshots available to the application after the mount is completed. The result of these additional steps i...
over 8 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 0 Not under consideration

Provide alternatives to using clear text user credentials in scripts and Windows started tasks for snapshots via CLI/Cmdlets

When performing snapshot operations via the Spectrum Snapshot CLI/Cmdlets, appropriate user credentials are required for remote mount commands. Currently, users must include these credentials in clear text when using a scripting solution to automa...
over 8 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 0 Not under consideration

FCM unmount list

If customer input on infile the filesystems, FCM can mount thesefilesystems but during unmount, FCM unmount all filesystems instead justthe filesystems informed on infile.
almost 9 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 0 Not under consideration

TDP for Exchange Restore issues and documentation

Complaints about documentation and mmc console
over 9 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 1 Not under consideration

FCM with custom application won't work with files >50k

FCM don't work with custom applications and more than 50K Files. There is a wait time from 1h to endless. We need a parameter to skip scanning. It's described in IC81771 but not solved. Support said RFE is needed.
almost 10 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 3 Is a defect

TDP for SQL exclusion of offline databases in backups

TDP for SQL agent skip/ignore/exclude offline databases in the backup process. Error code:ANE4993E (Session: 304432, Node: proxynode) TDP MSSQL Win32 ACO3002 Data Protection for SQL: full backup of database BannerProvisioning from server node fail...
almost 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 2 Not under consideration

Can we use FCM installed on Windows to manage luns on Aix

1)We have flashcopy manager 3.2 installed on windows,can we use it to do flashcopy of the luns ,presented to Aix server.if Yes,how it can be achieved.If no,any other remedy to fix this.2)We have SVC of version 6.2.0.5,Aix of 5.3 and DB2 of v9.1,3)...
about 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 2 Not under consideration

FCM for tdpsql can't work with multiple dsm.opt files

There is no command-line option nor any other option/possibility to tell FCM for tdpsql (6.4.0.0) to use the settings from a specific dsm.opt. In previous versions this was possible using the deprecated tdpsql.exe GUI, however by deprecating this ...
over 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 2 Planned for future release

TDP for MSSQL 6.4 Turnoff VSS completely at FCM console

Please add possiblity for switching of all VSS functionallity at MMC console at FlashCopyManager of TDP for MSSQL 6.4 completely.
over 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 2 Not under consideration

Customizing FCM TDP MSSQL Configuration files

Please include possibility for customzing locations of TDP for MSSQL configuration files (.cfg + .opt) at MMC console of FileCopyManager. For example as on TSM Baclient with environment variables.
over 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 2 Planned for future release