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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 17, 2021

SPVE needs a Parameter to ignore failed quiesced snapshot if its not the last try

SPVE marks a schedule run with Warning if for one vm in the schedule one try to make a quiesced snapshot fails. This behavior makes no sense if INCLUDE.VMSNAPSHOTATTEMPTS is set to more than one quiesced snapshot try. It only makes sense if the last try to make a quiesced snapshot fails because this leads to a non-quiesced snapshot with a potentially inconsistent filesystem.

We need a change in the behavior to mark a schedule run as Warning because there is no need to analyse the logfiles (by manually rdping to the used datamover) if a consistent backup was made, even when the first snapshot try was not successful.

In discussion with support we thought the best way would be a testflag parameter for the opt file to handle this.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Feb 18, 2021

    This request may not be delivered within the release currently under development, but the theme is aligned with the current multi-year strategy. IBM may consider and evaluate any RFE Community feedback for this request through activities such as voting. IBM will update this request in the future.

  • Guest
    Feb 17, 2021

    great feature
    if you intention is to support VM servers running on KVM/XEN etc, than there arre other options, for example SPFS

    SPFS provides a generic universal interface to Spectrum Protect storage
    SPFS is a file system for Spectrum Protect
    mounting the Spectrum Protect storage as a filesystem on the VM host, enables flexibility to use almost any type of data protection tools, such as proxmox etc
    browsing/storing data is easy
    everyone knows how to use a file system, right?
    # mount -t spfs /backup
    and use whatever backup command preferred to use
    # ls /backup
    # cp xxx /backup

    Data retention is easily managed from the spectrum protect backup server

    data is secure as spfs act as a worm media

    for more examples see: