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Storage Protect Family

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Please redesign the AUDIT CONTAINER command and the storage rule so that lost chunks in an directory container storage pool volume are also detected and cleaned up.

For unknown reasons, lost chunks may remain unnoticed in the directory container storage pool.These lost chunks are currently not detected by any check such as the AUDIT CONTAINER command or the AUDIT CONTAINER storage rule.Currently, these lost c...
3 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Submitted

Please, support to restore NDMP-formatted data retrieved from NAS in a cluster configuration from [tape media](LTO) to another NAS storage system

Why is it useful? : A common-sense solution for backup restoration is achieved with the combination of NAS storage, ISPs, and tape media.Who would benefit from it? : Nearly all users operating tape backups on NAS storage with a cluster configurati...
2 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Submitted

double library libTsmViSdk.so / unnecessary space usage

We noticed that the libTsmViSdk.so library is included into the TIVsm-API64 and TIVSM-BA package: bash-4.4$ find /opt/tivoli/ -name libTsmViSdk.so /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/api/bin64/libTsmViSdk.so /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin/libTsmViSdk.so bash-4....

Support for native velero backup to Storage Protect using the S3 Object Agent

In case of a non-OpenShift container environment, native Velero implementation can be used to backup containerized applications. Velero is able to write the backups to an S3 target, for which the Object Agent from the Storage Protect can be used.
23 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 2 Functionality already exists

Support for SQL Express

Today SQL Express is not supported. But there is no reason for why. It has all the functionality as the FULL sql, except limits on CPU and RAM. Backups works fine etc. The only part that will not work today is the mmc gui that wont complete its co...

Change QUERY OCCUPANCY to show the number of files backed up for each node/filespace in a directory container storage pool.

Currently QUERY OCCUPANCY returns the number of 10GB fragments associated with each file/object. So if a file is 54GB in size it will report this under QUERY OCCUPANCY six files; where five fragments occupy 10GB, and one as 4GB. As a customer the ...
4 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Submitted

Analoga to QUERY OCCUPANCY

For Nodes with complex data structure is often not enough to get information at the end of dsmc q ba "Path_to_objects/*" -subdir=yes -ina -querysummary with Total Data etc. More detailed aggregated information with backup/archive data amount and n...

Storage Sentinel support for the Scanning Engine to run on IBM Power hardware.

For environments running SAP HANA on Power Linux, which is supported by Sentinel, there may not be x86_64 hardware in the environment for a Scanning Engine to be installed onto. The Scanning Engine needs to be installed where it can access the sto...
11 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 3 Future consideration

Support copy to Cloud Container Pool using STGRules

It's a very common use case to have one local backup of the data and for cyber resilience another air gaped copy on locked cloud storage. Unfortunately, this is currently not supported by Storage Protect. Please implement "Copy to Cloud Container ...
3 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

Provide a resource to verify PGP Keys in SW Packages (e.g. B/A Client)

The SW Packages usually contain a specific PGP key to check validity of the downloaded package. Unfortunately, these keys are changed/replaced without any announcement. By this, customers do not know if the PGP key he has is valid or manipulated. ...
4 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 0 Under review