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IBM Storage Protect Server - Client Compatibility and Upgrade Considerations



IBM Storage Protect Server - Client Compatibility and Upgrade Considerations

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Note: The product now known as IBM Storage Protect was named IBM Spectrum Protect in levels earlier than 8.1.19. To learn more about the brand change, see IBM Spectrum brand change to IBM Storage.

Note: IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1 reached end of support (EOS) at 31 December 2021. See also IBM Spectrum Protect and Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1 products End of Support 31 December 2021.


IBM Storage Protect Server - Client Compatibility

The following IBM Storage Protect client and server combinations are compatible. All other combinations are not supported.

The functionality in the lowest version and release is supported in that compatible combination, for as long as the lowest version and release is in regular support.

It is recommended to upgrade to version 8.1 of the IBM Storage Protect Server and Storage Agent to maintain support and platform concurrency for operating systems and related tools and libraries.


includes the Backup-Archive, API, UNIX HSM, and Web clients
that are compatible with, and currently supported with,
IBM Storage Protect Servers and Storage Agents.
IBM Storage Protect
Client Version
Supported IBM Storage Protect
Server and Storage Agent Versions
8.1.x where x>=2


Upgrading from Version 7.1 to Version 8.1

Please visit the IBM Storage Protect Documentation for a migration plan: Upgrading the server to 8.1


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Modified date:
07 February 2024