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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on May 4, 2022

SAP HANA setup for multiple backup retentions (monthly, yearly and so on)

When customers need multiple retentions for SAP HANA, they need to use the script provided by IBM to temporarily change to a new UTL, or point a single different stanza in HANAs cockpint, which could put monthly backups in jeopardy since they will be visible during backup expiration and might get removed by mistake.
Customer is looking for a way to provide 2 additional stanzas in the cockpit (so they can run them to 2 parallel Spectrum Protect servers) without causing problems with the existing stanzas used for daily backups.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Admin
    Juan Carlos Jimenez Fuentes
    Nov 11, 2022

    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.