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Lin_Tape support for RHEL 9.4

RHEL 9.4 is the most current OS release for Redhat.
about 1 month ago in IBM Storage Archive 0 Planned for future release

Spectrum Archive - Undelete functionality

Hi,Our client would like to have a feature on Spectrum Archive that will do the following :1.)Allow the undelete (recreate of stub file) of deleted file(s).2.)List all files on tape.
almost 4 years ago in IBM Storage Archive 0 Planned for future release

Change status of a need_replace tape

The eeadm tape replace command is a command that take long time because when this command is in the reclaim phase, is only allowed to use two tape drive although a regular "eeadm tape reclaim" command is allowed to use more tape drive. Sometime, a...
2 months ago in IBM Storage Archive 1 Planned for future release

An option to disable unmount mount for bulk selective recalls using multiple file lists from the same tape.

If you do bulk selective recalls, with multiple file lists coming from the same tape, storage archive unmounts the tape after finishing the list. After starting the new list, the same tape is mounted again. This causes massive delays mounting and ...
3 months ago in IBM Storage Archive 2 Under review

Client is using single-node IBM Spectrum Archive EE(LTFSEE)/IBM Spectrum Scale(GPFS) cluster on RHEL 7.9 x86_64. The current version of LTFSEE is at Client wants to relocate the *exsisting* server to other location/other network so that IP and hostname of the server needs to be changed. Local support team has asked the procedure to adapt LTFSEE for the changed IP and hostname to GDL LTFS development by LTFS RTC item #86989. Development has answered that there is no procedure to do it as of now. The server relocation is sometimes required with the relocation of customer’s server room or various reasons. Customer strongly needs the verified procedure and/or utility on LTFSEE to adapt IP/hostname change of the server asap. Note: GPFS has such procedure.

The verified procedure and/or utility on LTFSEE to adapt IP/hostname change of the server asap.
10 months ago in IBM Storage Archive 1 Planned for future release

SAEE - Ability to change behavior of tape drive selection mechanism for transparent recalls to use also redundant copy and distribute workload to all copies

Customer can use all available HW resources - all tape drives in all tape libraries for transparent recalls and increase throughput of recalls. It could be fine If I can set copies which will be available for transparent recalls. Customer faces pr...
over 1 year ago in IBM Storage Archive 0 Future consideration

Spectrum Archive support for AFM DR

Hi, A Large Spectrum Scale customer in Israel who use AFM DR, asked us to find him a solution for archiving in the primary site. the customer asking this because he has more than 1PB relevant for archive in production site and he is willing to inv...
over 5 years ago in IBM Storage Archive 1 Not under consideration

SOBAR like recovery for Spectrum Archive

Large Spectrum Archive installation cannot afford backing up files twice so file replication on different tapes is being used.Spectrum Scale Metadata becomes critical as any corruption due to software or harware error may produce a long outage to ...
over 5 years ago in IBM Storage Archive 0 Planned for future release

IBM Spectrum Archive Automatic Recovery Function

FUJIFILM dternity development and customer support team spends much time checking and recovering when a warning is issued from tape drive. They create Service Request every time for those warnings, so automation recovery function can save time for...
about 3 years ago in IBM Storage Archive 0 Not under consideration

eeadm show task show progress of files migrated

When a migration task start and a lot of files are inside the task to migrate, no progress is shown about how many files have been migrated already to know how much time a task will take to finish or how is advancing.
over 5 years ago in IBM Storage Archive 1 Future consideration