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Status Planned for future release
Workspace IBM DS8000
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 22, 2024

Safe Guarded Copy - Enhance the Product to Allow SGC to Reduce or Increase Multipliers as Data on Volumes Increases or Decreases.

The amount of data on our volumes can fluctuate up or down daily.  A multiplier of three on a volume may be sufficient one day but be too small the next day, resulting in a failed backup.  We then must increase the multiplier on that volume to prevent future failures.

I am requesting that SGC perform this action with no human intervention prior to taking a backup, thereby eliminating failures. Let SGC scan the volumes prior to taking a backup and increase the multiplier value if appropriate.

Conversely SGC should reduce multipliers on volumes that no longer need the higher multiplier. Many volumes that have had multipliers increased no longer need the additional multipliers, resulting in wasted storage.

There is currently no way for us to reduce multipliers without deleting all backups and reconfiguring. The risk of performing this action is unacceptable.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jan 31, 2024

    Excellent Idea. I vote for this. it would be very difficult to update the multipliers manually and has a risk of losing good backups.