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

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 14 December 2020, updated 31 March 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738459194
ISBN-13: 9780738459196
IBM Form #: REDP-5532-01
(488 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 management, and reuse for virtual machines, databases, and applications backups in hybrid multicloud environments.

IBM Knowledge Center for IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus provides extensive documentation for installation, deployment, and usage. In addition, 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 that are based on the authors’ practical experience in installing and supporting IBM Spectrum Protect Plus in 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. Networking
Chapter 5. Daily operations and maintenance
Chapter 6. Backing up and restoring virtualized systems
Chapter 7. Backing up and restoring Windows file system data
Chapter 8. Backing up and restoring databases
Chapter 9. Backing up and restoring MongoDB databases
Chapter 10. Backing up and restoring Db2 databases
Chapter 11. Backing up and restoring SQL Server
Chapter 12. Backing up and restoring Microsoft Exchange data
Chapter 13. Backing up and restoring Microsoft 365 data
Chapter 14. Backing up and restoring containers
Chapter 15. Replication and additional copies
Chapter 16. REST API

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