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Hardware-Tape-Encryption

According to https://www.ibm.com/docs/api/v1/content/ssw_ibm_i_74/rzam4/rzam4tapeencryption.htm 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...
4 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration

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 1 year ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 Not under consideration

Multiple/Parrallel BRMS save jobs with the same media policy would result in BRM148A

When multiple BRMS save jobs with the same media policy are run concurrently at the same time, BRMS might not be able to handle it well. At times, it will throw out false exception like BRM148A.
3 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Future consideration

Display complete BRMS log with DSPLOGBRM

The BRMS log was truncated when used command DSPLOGBRM on green screen, any chance that can get the complete BRMS log. Use Case: The BRMS log was truncated when used command DSPLOGBRM on green screen, any chance that can get the complete BRMS log.
8 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 Not under consideration

BRMS Maintenance does not honor *DENIED functional usage on media classes. STRBRMMNT to include media class granularity pls

DSI advised us to initialize the expired VTL tapes to better manage the backend storage used. we use the Restricted media classes for our Point in Time backups in Production estate. So, we seeked some advise under case mentioned above and also fro...
9 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Future 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 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under 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...
11 months 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 1 year ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Future consideration

Enhancement Nbr 2 for Adding Additional User Information to the BRMS Recovery Report - QP1ARCY

Adding Additional User Information to the BRMS Recovery Report is a great way to get customer or system specific information into the recovery reporthttps://helpsystemswiki.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/IWT/pages/165642305/Adding+Additional+User+Infor...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Future consideration

Enhancement Nbr 3 for Adding Additional User Information to the BRMS Recovery Report - QP1ARCY

Adding Additional User Information to the BRMS Recovery Report is a great way to get customer or system specific information into the recovery reporthttps://helpsystemswiki.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/IWT/pages/165642305/Adding+Additional+User+Infor...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Future consideration