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Storage Protect Family

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Enable Storage Protect backup archive client testflag SKIPDATEMISMATCHWARNING for restore and retrieve

In a replication failover scenario, the Storage Protect backup/ archive client is comparing the local stored last backup/ archive date with the date stored on the Storage Protect server. If the local date is older than the date stored on the Stora...

dsmserv maintenance does not disable storage rules

Starting the SP server in maintenance mode is a helpful vehicle after software updates and problem determination phases. It disables all internal server processing and client sessions except of preventing storage rules being executed. Disabling st...
8 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 3 Needs more information

Increment the options of Send at the Report value. Increase intervals.

Today, the Operation Center has two options to generate the report: Everyday or Weekly. The ideia, is to have more options, frequency and intervals to generate this report. In the understanding, the Operation Center, doesn't use the Spectrum Prote...
about 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Operations Center) 1 Future consideration

cert_distribute.sh script should allow customers to input a list of client nodes

In the current implementations, the cert_distribute.sh shell script at levels 8.1.21 and 8.1.22 queries the Storage Protect server for all its Storage Protect client nodes, does some filtering to select only supported platforms, and then will asso...
3 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

Native tape control - Offlload to Tape without Spectrum Protect

Our internal teams and Business Partners have been working to position Spectrum Protect Plus (SPP) to either existent and new clients but there is a commom claim that for new clients, it is absolutely important to have SPP performing the Offload t...
almost 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Not under consideration

Need support for vSphere Exclude VM tags in Plus

Customer has a huge number of vCenters supported currently by SP4VE and has invested in SP4VE plugin and tagging including using vSphere tagging to exclude VMs. Plus will limit this customer from moving off SP4VE to Plus if they have to code all t...
over 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

Add security certificate expiration date to "query status" output

Current options for viewing security certificate include an actlog entry when the server is started and an option to toggle on an ANR message for every session. Having the expiration date in the query status output would make an easy way for custo...
6 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

vSnap – migrate data from one vSnap to another vSnap

vSnaps of SPP are created but in the lifecycle the amount of data will increase. When a new vSnap is needed to increase capacity at the moment only new VMs will be backed up to this vSnap. To migrate data of vSnaps you need to create a new policy:...
almost 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Future consideration

Empty directories are not restored during a single file restore operation

If your restore collection contains also empty directories , the empty directories are not restored. We also need restore empty directories, which are used temporarily.The default according to the manual is "skip" empty directories. It is intentio...
7 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

Spectrum Protect Plus file level backup/recovery for physical servers

ISPP needs a feature for backup/restore of files/filesystems for physical servers similar to the feature set of a IBM Spectrum Protect BA client
almost 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 3 Planned for future release