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

A draft IBM Redpaper publication

Updated 09 September 2020

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ISBN-10: 0738459194
ISBN-13: 9780738459196
IBM Form #: REDP-5532-01
(480 pages)

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Authors: Bert Dufrasne, Gerd Becker, Chris Bode, Alberto Delgado Ramos, Andre Gaschler, Axel Westphal, Mikael Lindström, Peter Minig, Julien Sauvanet, Martin Stuber, Markus Stumpf, Jozef Uríča, Joerg Walter, Daniel Wendler, Axel Westphal


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. 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. Networking
Chapter 5. Daily Operations and Maintenance
Chapter 6. Backup and Restore Virtualized Systems
Chapter 7. Backup and Restore Windows File System
Chapter 8. Backup and Restore databases
Chapter 9. Backup and restore MongoDB databases
Chapter 10. Backup and Restore of Db2 databases
Chapter 11. Backup and Restore of SQL Server
Chapter 12. Backup and Restore Microsoft Exchange
Chapter 13. Backup and Restore for Microsoft 365 data
Chapter 14. Backup and Restore of Containers
Chapter 15. Replication and Additional Copies
Chapter 16. REST API

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