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My votes: BRMS

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We have raised a call TS015223912 for the data compression on SAVLIB and SAVLIBBRM. It is found that SAVLIB/SAVOBJ have 7 options for user to choose the compression rate, but SAVLIBBRM/SAVOBJBRM only have 3. There is an Command for SAVLIBBRM and S...
6 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Future consideration

16 MB Limit of BRMS Spool Archival

Currently, BRMS archival list has a limit of 16mb as it is based on DLO and DLO as a 16 MB limitation. In order to backup all outq beginning with P*, the archival list may need to be very granular at times. Example, Defination in the archival list...
10 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Future consideration

Needing a search engine for BRMS history with Heritage BRMS not available in future

With removal of the Heritage BRMS, restores of IFS items are difficult when needing to do a search with the system UIM limitations on the green screen to find files if directory has more then 49917 files in it. Heritage BRMS had function for histo...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Future consideration

Provide enhancement to BRMS that will allow restoration of *ALLUSR which can be submitted to batch

I am requesting an enhancement to BRMS which will provide the ability to perform restore operations in batch with STRRCYBRM using the control group specified from a STRBKUBRM. After implementing PowerHA with iASP, we have to keep 12 servers SYSBAS...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 6 Future consideration

BRMS generic '*obj*' object in object-lists

Allow generic objects (and maybe libraries) in *BKU object lists. 'obj*' is allowed, but we need '*obj' as a placeholder at the beginning of the object name. Use Case: We have large file objects ending with *jr that do not need to be saved. The fi...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Future consideration

BRMS Restore Functionality

In a BRMS networked environment, we'd like to see IFS directory restore offer the same functionality as native library restore, i.e. the ability to define a different restore to directory name on the target, then have the panel return to the previ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Future consideration

A way to change System Policy via command line

We need find a way to submit two control groups to batch mode backup. In the control group exit line, we'd like to change the way BRMS System Policy parameter "Restricted state time limit" to different value according to the control group.If ENDSB...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 7 Future consideration

INZBRM Option to Reset *SYSTEM Control Group after System Configuration is Modified

I manage over 35 LPARs, and some of them have user IASPs. I need to run *SYSTEM backups after OS upgrades or PTF group updates for recoverability, but our IASPs will not be backed up using the *SYSTEM Control Group because there is no way to updat...
9 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Future consideration