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Spectrum Protect Server upgrade

  • 1.  Spectrum Protect Server upgrade

    Posted Wed May 30, 2018 04:10 AM
    ​I am currently running my TSM server estate at version 7.1.3 clients are baselined at 8.1.4, question anyone think of a good reason not to upgrade servers to version 8.1.4 Spectrum Protect, or are there some features in later release I should be aware of?

    David Edwards

  • 2.  RE: Spectrum Protect Server upgrade

    Posted Thu June 07, 2018 12:30 PM

    There are multiple features included in new version you can refer the below link, if that suits your customer requirement you should upgrade also. few of them I am pointing.

    – Restore MS SQL Server® databases to alternate locations via VSS®
    – Better VTL data deduplication for SAP backups on Db2®
    – Simplified deployments of Spectrum Protect Snapshot for Linux/UNIX
    – Better partial file system recovery
    – Improved recall performance for Space Management on Windows®
    – Microsoft SQL Server 2017® Support
    – Support for Windows Server 2016 for Data Protection for VMware
    – Support for NetApp ONTAP 9.2®
    – Oracle® 12cR2 support for Spectrum Protect Snapshot®
    – Linux on Power Little Endian for Space Management on Linux

    detailed information you may find on below link and conclude how you wanted to proceed.

    Prem Singh
    TSM Admin


  • 3.  RE: Spectrum Protect Server upgrade

    Posted Wed June 13, 2018 03:08 PM
    There are many good features in the newer versions, but I would definitely be aware of the enhanced security introduced starting in v7.1.8.  Every environment is different, but when we upgraded TSM from v7.1.7 to 8.1.1 in Dec 2017, the new security did not apply correctly, which negatively impacted our environment affecting client-to-server communications.

    Marcus Calton
    Network Systems Administrator
    Ram Tool Construction Supply Co.
    Birmingham AL
    (205) 599-7052