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Spectrum Protect Snapshot

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Manually provide Product and LUN-Identifiers for sd*-disks

Spectrum Protect Snapshot (SPS) identifies the available disks by issuing a series of low-level Linux commands which deliver the LUN-ID and Product-ID of these devices. Among others:- dmsetup- searching /sys/block/sd*/dev- Requesting SCSI pages 0x...
about 4 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 1 Not under consideration

Support multiple INCR Flash Copy backups with DS8000 storage

Currently FlashCopy Manager supports only one Incremental FlashCopy backup can be performed in a DS8000 environment. With DS8000 Licensed Internal Code (LIC) 7.7.40 multiple incremental FlashCopy relationships became available. A single volume can...
over 8 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 0 Not under consideration

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 4 Planned for future release

Flashcopy Manager Snapshot Support for Spectrum Virtualize in a Hyperswap Relationship

Currently FCM snapshot support is only established for Spectrum Virtualize within SVC in a stretched cluster setup. We need support for snapshots for the whole Flashsystem/SVC family within a Hyperswap relation, adressing IBM AIX, VMware, Linux an...
over 4 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 1 Future consideration

FCM: Central Management GUI

The customer which are using FCM require a central management GUI to manage all FCM environments. In addition, it would be a good idea to integrate the gui with TSM. Also it is interesting because FCM under UNIX platforms don't have any graphical ...
almost 12 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 3 Not under consideration

FlashCopy Manager VMware In-Guest Support

VMWare In-Guest Support for FCM. Install, handle and use FCM in virtual machines which are attached to storage subsystems (SVC, ...) with full functionality as on physical machines.
almost 12 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 2 Not under consideration

FCM for VMware: Support for duplicate UUIDs

In Vmware environments it is a common procedure to clone a VM. After this is done, the new VM gets the same UUID as the VM where it was cloned from. A post process is necessary in order to give the cloned VM a new UUID. If this post process is not...
about 9 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 2 Not under consideration

FCM for VMware: GUI field "backup end time" should be optional

When a new backup schedule is created, the GUI forces the user to enter a backup end time. These fields should be optional because some clients want the schedule to run forever.
about 9 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 2 Not under consideration

FCM for VMware: For VM restore GUI should ask for Storage Resource Group

If a VM is being restored to another location the GUI does not ask for a Storage Resource Group. This implies that it is impossible to restore the VM to any Storage Resource Group. Instead the VM is being restored outside an Storage Resource Group...
about 9 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Flashcopy Manager 2 Not under consideration

Pre-Requisites Check Script

In order to consider and check all points on the pre-requisite checklist for FCM on Unix, Linux a checking utility would ease the work a lot. Currently, the checklist is very complex and not all of the points are directly clear. Some points refer ...
almost 12 years ago in Spectrum Protect Snapshot / Product functionality 2 Planned for future release