IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Practical Guidance for Deployment, Configuration, and Usage

An IBM Redpaper publication

Note: A new draft version of this publication is now available

Published 06 November 2019, updated 16 April 2020

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ISBN-10: 073845804x
ISBN-13: 9780738458045
IBM Form #: REDP-5532-00
(298 pages)

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Authors: Andre Gaschler, Axel Westphal, Wilhelm Gardt, Mikael Lindström, Peter Minig, Joerg Walter, Daniel Wendler, Bert Dufrasne

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IBM® Spectrum Protect Plus is a data protection solution that provides near-instant recovery, replication, retention, and reuse for virtual machines, databases, and applications in hybrid multicloud environments.

IBM Knowledge Center for IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus provides extensive documentation for installation, deployment, and usage. In addition, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Blueprint ( provides guidance about how to build and size an IBM Spectrum Protect Plus solution.

The goal of this IBM Redpaper publication is to summarize and complement the available information by providing useful hints and tips based on the authors' practical experience in installing and supporting IBM Spectrum Protect Plus in actual customer environments. Over time, our aim is to compile a set of best practices that cover all aspects of the product, from planning and installation to tuning, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Product Architecture and Components
Chapter 2. Solution Architecture, Planning, and Design
Chapter 3. Installation and deployment
Chapter 4. Backup and Restore VM
Chapter 5. Backup and Restore databases
Chapter 6. Backup and restore MongoDB databases
Chapter 7. Backup and Restore of Db2 databases
Chapter 8. Backup and Restore of Microsoft SQL Server
Chapter 9. Additional Copies of Backup Data
Chapter 10. Networking
Chapter 11. Role Based Access Control
Chapter 12. Maintenance
Chapter 13. The vSnap CLI
Chapter 14. REST API

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