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*ESCAPE messages for SAVLIB

We have received MONMSG for CPF3795 in every SAVLIB running in our CL program: https://ecurep.mainz.de.ibm.com/rest/download/28061%2C100%2C838/2018-04-06/28061.100.838.SOURCE.txt?astext=true&fileSize=83568 But, when CPF3795 is reported saving ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Not under consideration

SAVSYS show progress

Some customers use an USB thumb drive to run a SAVSYS on a monthly base. With slow USB sticks this process needs 15+ minutes without any progress display. Some customers are curious if it is still working. Use Case: show progress on save to avoid ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Future consideration

Improve RSTAUT output and log

When restoring authorities it is often the case some cannot be restored. Checking exactly what hasn't been restored, is very time consuming. The RSTAUT command has no option for output to spool or file. The command should present the option to out...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 7 Future consideration

increase speed on DUPTAP and DUPMEDBRM positioning

Increase positioning speed during DUPTAP / DUPMEDBRM or change behavior of how it is done.Currently on each duplication operation the cartridge is rewound and drive reads from beginning every sequence until it reaches the desired seq. number to be...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 10 Future consideration

CRTIMGCLG vs Server NAS

We manage a Outsourcing Services for Banking and Insurance Customers. Our policies and the customer directives request to save (all days) the application libraries and data libraries in multiple copies on the physical media tape. Now we save on th...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Future consideration

Save 21 / Restore 21 End Option for Tape (*unload, *rewind *Leave)

Add an option to allow the selection to the Go Save menu Option 21 Entire System Save and Go Restore 21 Entire System Restore To add the ability to select the tape media End Option e.g. *unload, *rewind *Leave Use Case: This is particularly useful...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 4 Future consideration

early progress display on SAV big objects from IFS

When saving large objects from IFS (e.g. image catalogs) to save file or tape device, the progress messages (number of objects or size) will be shown after the first 500 objects. If the save operation only contains 100 (big) objects, the progress ...
9 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Future consideration

MCH3402 - restore should move programs in use to QRPLOBJ or RPG should resolve to the program again

If you compile a program where someone is in the application then the older version is put in QRPLOBJ. This doesn't happen if you restore the program causing the program referring to it to terminate with MCH3402 (Tried to refer to all or part of a...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 6 Future consideration

Continue *ALLUSR backup when damaged object is encountered

After a damaged object is encountered during the *ALLUSR backup, it should continue with the next library instead of stopping the backup. Use Case: In an exceptional situation, backup running on Flashcopy Target lpar encounters a damaged object. T...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 8 Future consideration

Allow change of Unload at Vary Off for Tape Device Description whilst active

The default value for the "Unload device at vary off" parameter on a tape device description is *YES Currently, it is not possible to change this value to *NO without varying off the device description, which of course ejects the tape. I would lik...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Future consideration