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Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments

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SP4VE increase max vmdk support limit of 8TB

Many customers have passed the 8TB for a single VMDK and currently cannot use SP4VE to protect these virtual machines.
9 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

Empty directories are not restored during a single file restore operation

If your restore collection contains also empty directories , the empty directories are not restored. We also need restore empty directories, which are used temporarily.The default according to the manual is "skip" empty directories. It is intentio...
8 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Future consideration

Support for RHEL 9

Now when SPP is not going to be future develop and we need to run a VMware Backups using Dark Site software we falling back to IBM Storage Protect for VMware and we have test it on a RedHat Enterprise Server 9.2 and it works fine accept the servic...

Summary of how time is spent on a job in dsminstr.log - i.e. by percentage to easily determining the primary bottlenecks

Currently, all the information in the dsminstr.log is by thread, and it would be fantastic to know how to summarize this information on a job-level. This is very hard - if not impossible - to do in the current state, as all information is per thre...
3 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Needs more information

TSM4VE UI Support for mulitple Spectrum Protect server instances

the current TSM4VE Web UI or plugin does not support the distribution of VM backup data of 1 datacenter to multiple Spectrum Protect instances. Nowadays VM datacenters have reached sizes which require to have more than 1 Spectrum Protect instance ...
almost 8 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Not under consideration

TSM4VE lack support for multiple vCenters, in an intuitive, easy and manageable way.

TSM4VE seems to lack support for multiple vCenters, in an intuitive, easy and manageable way. Competitive software, like Quest (formerly VizionCore) vRanger Pro and Veeam Backup & Replication does have stated support for multiple vCenters. It ...
about 12 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 8 Not under consideration

Data Protection for VMware vSphere GUI configuration mode checkbox should be UNCHECKED by default.

The Data Protection for VMware vSphere GUI configuration mode checkbox should remain unchecked as a default setting for normal use.
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 2 Planned for future release

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 la...
over 3 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 2 Future consideration

Remove the requirement for disabling UAC on application aware VE backups

As of now the use of the application aware Exchange backup with Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments requires the permanent disabling of Windows UAC. We would like to see a different solution (that does not require Windows UAC to be disabled ...
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Not under consideration

No native backup support for Nutanix

Why: Seamless integration, optimized performance, granular recovery, compliance adherence, and vendor support contribute to a robust backup solution within the Nutanix VM environment. Note: Currently it is supported by Storage Defender but it requ...
6 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 1 Not under consideration