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image backup for physical disk volume

One of big TSM customers is requesting to support image backup of raw in physical disk volume. The physical disk volume is pointed to /dev/hdisk in case of AIX and no drive letter/mount point in case of Windows.Today we only support image backup o...
over 12 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 2 Not under consideration

TSM Archives retention periods should change when new retention period set

We recently changed the retention periods on both our backups and archives. When the backups ran they rebound the new retention period to the old backups. We would like this same thing to happen with archives.
almost 13 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 3 Not under consideration

Delete Schedule needs warning(Ye/s/No) for the nodes associated

'Delete Schedule' command removes the schedule from domain and the nodes that are associated to the backup schedule. Instead, looking for an warning message for the clients,while being removed from the schedule(association). Agreed that,it will be...
almost 13 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 4 Not under consideration

q archive to have a summary view per description

have an option to "q archive" of -summary. This would then output the same information as q archive but in a summary format per description rather than per file egTotal Size - Last Archive Date - Time - File count - Expires on - Description 565 M ...
almost 13 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 1 Not under consideration

define snapdiff and other snap options on a per filesystem basis rather than per backup command

When running an incremental backup be able to define the snapdiff or other snap option on a per filesystem basis rather than for the whole backup incremental job.
almost 13 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 3 Not under consideration

Allow NDMP TYPE variable to be specified

Allow the NDMP TYPE variable to be user specified..
almost 13 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 1 Not under consideration

Add ability to mail data to TSM

The ability to mail data directly from TSM from TSM scripts. This would be used primarily to send notification emails for tape movements.
almost 13 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Mail 1 Not under consideration

Provide the capability of Tivoli Sysback backing up the rootvg to USB memory stick., boot from it and restore that image.

AIX 5.3 TL-9 / AIX 6.1 TL-02 and above provide support for USB memory sticks, We need to enhance Tivoli Sysback to provide the capability of backing up the rootvg to USB memory stick and also boot from them and restore the image. 5300-09 - use AIX...
almost 13 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Backup-Archive Client) 2 Not under consideration

'dsmj.log'

customer wants to have a option to have the possibility to enter the path where the 'dsmj.log' will be created
almost 13 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Not under consideration

Add Node classification option to node properties

An additional option on the node to specify it as a production / non-production node. other classifications could be added to this list of possible node status's.
almost 13 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 3 Not under consideration