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OnBar selective space backup restore allow non-backup spaces online but empty

Most of our customer base rely on selective space OnBar backups. As 99% of our customer base have been used a concept called Copy live database to a test database under the same instance (obviously, with different database and DBspace name) for evaluating specific testing scenarios under this test system, customers do not care about the actual data inside this test database.
So, the customers exclude backing up the test DBSpace(s) completely as they can re-setup the test DBspace(s) copying data taken from live database back at any stage.
Practically, The total time of the backup and storage space are the main concern of implementing this selective space(s) backup. Although, the data is not important inside such non backing-up test DBspaces, after any cold restore (with critical spaces) , we want to re-setup back the test database(s) and DBspaces as it was there earlier and need to refresh data again taken from the live database.
However, we noticed it does not allow us to create back the same dbspace name(s), Database name(s) ect.. as some disable entries are sitting under system tables after any cold restoration attempts from any selective space backups.

This is a big issue for our customers.
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  • Dec 24 2018
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