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Spectrum Protect Snapshot

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Currency Support for spectrum protect for Snapshot

We missing the Support of Spectrum Protect for Snapshot on rhel7.6 x86_64 Systems. Today the prereq checker complain that only 7.5 are supported. We use the snapshot function for db2 here.
over 5 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 1 Planned for future release

Flashcopy Mgr to support multiple storages of same kind

Flashcopy Mgr currently dont support to take snapshots from multiple storages. We would like it to be able to take snapshots from more than one storage device. The XIV product is supporting cross-consistency groups, meaning that you can have volum...
about 8 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 0 Not under consideration

FCM for VMware: Support for multiple vCenters

Today (v.4.1.2) FCM for VMware can be connected to one vCenter only. This implies that clients have to deploy one FCM for Vmware installation for each vCenter. This RFE is to support multiple vCenter with only one FCM for VMware installation.
about 9 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 2 Not under consideration

Spectrum Protect Snapshot (FCM) support for DB2 PureScale (restore deprecated support)

This request is to restore support for DB2 PureScale snapshots in Spectrum Protect Snapshot for DB2 V8.1 onward. The client has a need to utilize fully supported Spectrum Protect (formerly FCM) snapshots for HA/DR in a supported DB2 PureScale envi...
almost 7 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 3 Not under consideration

FCM for VMware: Linux In-Guest Application Consistency

This enhancement request describes an important and very customer relevant improvement of the backup mechanisms of Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments (TSMfVE) and Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager (FCMfVE). The existing support to gene...
over 10 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 3 Not under consideration

SVCDTA volumes with same Preferred Node As source

We are creating snapshot on Flashsytem 7200 using a SVCDTA configuration;volumes are created automatically but not on the same preferred node as the source volume. According IBM to IBM best practices (https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/flashcopy-co...
over 3 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 1 Not under consideration

SVCDTA DB2 cancel restore

When restore of DB2 is executed, there is no possibility to cancel restore and try with another one, until restore is completed in background.We use NOCOPY option for backup. FMM19183E IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot adapter for the SAN Volume Contr...
over 3 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 1 Future consideration

Multiple databases managed by a single instance

Known Issues and Limitations Specific to the IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot for DB2 Component. If there are multiple databases managed by a single instance, only one of these databases can be protected by IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot.
over 3 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 1 Future consideration

Enable FCM to use thin-provisioned target volumes if source volumes are thin provisioned

Currently it is not possible to use thin-provisioned target volumes as COPY (only with NOCOPY) with FCM even if the source volumes are thin-provisioned. This means for us to loose a lot of space for target volumes. The functionality is implemented...
about 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 4 Planned for future release

Multi Vendor Support for Snapshots in FCM/TSM

Snapshot-based DP for Applications (with a broad Application Support, including Replication Control to a secondary Storage, for virtual and native Servers, including Application driven Single File Restores and Catalog Support) is seen more and mor...
over 11 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 2 Planned for future release