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Storage Protect Family

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111 VOTE

Provide Support for Tiering to Tape for Spectrum Protect Plus Data

Spectrum Protect does not allow Data from Spectrum Protect Plus getting tiered from Container Pool to Tape, at current only Tiering to a Cloud Pool, but only to cloud storage classes that support the rapid recall of data.
about 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

Allow data-lock cloud containers to be reclaimed

I would like to have the feature "Reclaim Containers" available when using datalock stgpools. Looking at my SPOC console, I will have 263.3TB of data that could be reclaimed from my cloud storage pool. Since this is not supported because I'm using...
4 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

configure SP API so that traffic uses client-side encryption without an explicit call from the API client

Customers require the ability to secure data from storage protect/spectrum protect server administrative staff. Currently, this can only be done by enabling client-side encryption. For API clients, encryption is only enabled if the client software...
12 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Future consideration

Update Cloudstoragepool to make it immutable.

Hello Currently S3 immutable and immutable COS is supported but its only with define stgpool but its not supported do update current stgpool to make it immutable. Since S3 allow changes now, can we please have an update stgpool with enabledatalock?
16 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Not under consideration

Change the IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot for Microsoft SQL Server autoselect to select backups prior to the backup endtime, instead of the backups prior to the backup starttime

The LSN (Log Sequence Number) checkpoint is created when an SQL backup concludes. This can lead to the autoselect function in IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot for Microsoft SQL Server, selecting a log backup between the Difffuls or Full backups start...
16 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Databases 0 Under review

Ransomware detection functionality for IBM Storage Protect.

IBM Storage Protect should provides a way to detect possible ransomware attack on backed-up and/or archived data. While I believe the best solution is to employ IBM Storage Insights to provide such functionality because IBM Storage Virtualize on I...
7 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

Remote monitoring functionality for the IBM Storage Protect instances to avoid storage capacity shortages and address performance issues

IBM Storage Protect should provides a way to remotely monitor its insataces to storage capacity shortages and address performance issues. While I believe the best solution is to employ IBM Storage Insights to monitor capacity and performance stati...
7 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Under review

Enable TCP keepalive also for inbound connections

Currently the dsmserv enables TCP Keepalive only for outbound connections, as the KEEPALIVE server option describes. However, for the server it's more interesting to have TCP Keepalive for inbound connections in order to be able to detect connecti...
4 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

Add a timeout to the MIGRATE STGPOOL command

Every day, we encounter migration processes that are waiting for access to an input file that is busy. Examples of waiting processes (stgpool FER.FILE is devclass=FILE): 63 Migration Volume /sppool/fer3/003CFCB3.BFS (storage pool FER.FILE), Moved ...
about 2 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

Spectrum Protect Container Storage Pool Storage Space Reduction

Bosch is requesting a Spectrum Protect server administrative command which allows the administrator to reclaim container storage pool space including deletion of empty volumes from the file system.In an optimal implementation, the administrative c...
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration