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In BRMS, need functionality to display the library name or a name to show the contents of the SAVF created by BRMS.

I use BRMS to backup key libraries, SAVSECDTA, SAVCFG and some IFS folders. The backups are saved to SAVF's partly because this is much faster than going to tape directly and we are a 7 x 24 operation. Example, saving to SAVF takes approximately 1...
26 days ago in IBM i / BRMS 0 Submitted

BRMS - Please enhance help text for error message BRM1771

We tried to change the Expiration Date of a tape-volume, either to *PERM or to a date in 3 years. This resulted in the error message BRM1771, which states that the date-format is incorrect. But the date-format was correctly set. After raising an I...
13 days ago in IBM i / BRMS 0 Submitted

BRMS to ignore some non-critical errors when saving spools

BRMS does stop save procedure in some cases of non-cricital errors like saving QUSRSYS with some spool files damaged. It would be preferrable to have BRMS by default ignore the errors, post more detailed information into DSPLOGBRM and continue sav...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 Not under consideration

allow V7.4 BRMS to support ZLIB compression for SAVF saves on Power 10

the IBM i V7.4 and V7.5 versions of the SAVxxx command support DTACPR(*ZLIB), so there is no "good" reason that BRMS cannot support the same parameters. CALL PGM(QBRM/Q1AOLD) PARM(('PARMOVR') ('*ADD') ('SAVFDTACPR') ('*ZLIB')) '*ZLIB ' not valid f...
3 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Future consideration

BRMS Recovery

If backup policy is based on Full (i.e. Sunday) and Incrementals during the week, when restore happens, all files, members and IFS objects that have been deleted during the week will be also restored. BRMS should keep track of the objects in place...
8 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Not under consideration


According to the only way to encrypt tape backups without *KLM is to use software encryption.SW encryption is OK, but it uses precious CPU time and usually prolongs...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration

5733-ICC and BRMS - Backup metadata should be saved on the cloud next to each backup to ease restore process

When using IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i with BRMS we can backup and upload the virtual media to ICOS and other object storage service providers. Virtual tape media, by default, is componesed of 30GB media files and sometimes you need to avoid...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Not under 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...
7 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Future consideration

In addition to adopting authority to access data BRMS should swap user profiles too.

IBM i 7.5 killed some BRMS functions we were using by changing the *PUBLIC authority to data from *USE to *EXCLUDE. You may think this is a security enhancement but it isn't. Now instead of users only being able to see data we have to add QBRMS as...
12 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 8 Not under consideration

Full system restore enhancement when restoring from both *FULL and *CUML saves.

The last defense in a DR strategy is restoring a whole system from tapes using the recovery report (QP1ARCY) and that is a very time consuming task. If the backup strategy is done by using *FULL backups, maybe once a week, and *CUML the rest of th...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration