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Storage Protect Family

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ACL support for Spectrum Scale file systems

Spectrum Protect does fully support Spectrum Scale filesystems. If special attributes of files in this file systems aremodified like setting or changing ACLs, on the next backup run thecomplete file will be backed up again, though only metadata wh...
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Future consideration

Operation Center must have the capability to fully administrate and configure a Spectrum Protect Server

The Spectrum Protect Operations Center has developed into a very useful tool. Due to its clear structure and well thought-out functions, it is becoming increasingly popular, especially with new Spectrum Protect customers. To complete the picture o...
about 4 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Operations Center) 1 Future consideration

After TLS certificate expires, IBM Spectrum Protect Server automatically renews the previous certificate distributed to nodes.

IBM Spectrum Protect Server TLS certificate expires 10 years after the server instance is created. Immediately after the expiration, all client nodes are unable to connect to the server. One of my customers provides a backup service in their priva...
over 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

Allow more than 1450 characters into SQL statement used in reports section

Hello, Right now, we are limited to 1450 characters into an SQL statement when generating custom reports from Operation Center. This is an issue when the SQL statement is longer than that. I would like to have that limitation being removed. From t...
4 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Operations Center) 0 Under review

cert_distribute.sh should allow customers to input path to dsmcert.kdb file

In the current cert_distribute.sh implementations as level 8.1.21 and 8.1.22 it is not possible to specify the path to the dsmcert.kdb file. The cert_distribute.sh script has a logic searching for the dsmcert.kdb file (function getWindowsCertKDBPa...
3 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

cert_distribute.sh script should allow customized new client cert file names

In the current implementations, the cert_distribute.sh shell script at levels 8.1.21 and 8.1.22 is using random file names for the newly created client cert (crt) file. For customer environments with multiple, maybe hundreds of Storage Protect ser...
3 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

Spectrum Protect Plus hardware snapshot support

Spectrum Protect Plus currently do not support hardware snapshots as the current Spectrum Protect Snapshot a.k.a. FCM software does - and current Spectrum CDM has no option to recover (flash-revert) the production copy from a snapshot.
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 1 Planned for future release

No direct option for secondary copy to cloud and no immutable copy feature

Spectrum Protect Integrating with the cloud for a secondary copy streamlines backups, eliminating the need for an another on-premises backup server. This approach offers cost efficiency, scalability, remote accessibility, redundancy, automated man...
6 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Future consideration

Option to configure rsize parameter in Storage Copy Data Management for Spectrum Virtualize/Flashsystem

Currently Storage Copy Data Management creates FlashCopy target volumes on Spectrum Virtualize/Flashsystem devices launching the following command: mkvdisk -mdiskgrp <pool_name> -iogrp <io_grp_name> -size <size> -rsize 0% -autoex...
8 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Planned for future release

Support immutable object storage with retention sets to object (retention pools)

Immutable object storage features, such as AWS Object Lock or COS Retention Vaults is supported for object/cloud container pools, but NOT supported for object retention pools. This request is to support immutable object storage for retention sets ...
3 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review