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Add new parameter SAVDTA( *YES | *NO ) to the SAVLIB and SAVOBJ commands.

It would offer the ability to save a library (or object) without data so that a new instance of an application could be created starting with an empty database. Everything would be saved except the data. When the library is later restored tables a...
3 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration

Enable restoring last used date from save media rather than setting it to the restore date.

When a customer moves between systems, say Power9 to Power10 using the standard tape Save/Restore every object on the system gets stamped with the last used date of the restore. This becomes a problem when the customer starts reviewing things to f...
8 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Future consideration

Create a QSRLSAVF-style API for SAVF's with content created by SAV (IFS save) command.

Currently only save file content with IBM i objects can be returned via the QSRLSAVF. When the SAV CL command is used to save IFS objects to a SAVF, that SAVF cannot be retrieved via the QSRLSAVF API. I would like a new API or rather an update to ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration

Add an ENDOPT parameter to the RUNBCKUP command

Running backups in WRKJOBSCDE would be enhanced when using virtual tape drive if there was an ENDOPT parameter to the RUNBCKUP command so that one could just run RUNBCKUP BCKUPOPT(*DAILY) ENDOPT(*UNLOAD). This would prevent the need for an exit pr...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Future consideration

Change BRMS MSGID

The BRMS control group is completing with errors because of the save/restore messages CPF3770 and CPF3778. This results in a status of *QUAL. These messages are currently working as designed. It would be better if the CPF3770's were CPC3708's and ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Future consideration

Create a new GO SAVE option to save all the OS

Sometimes, when migrating a system to the cloud, we use a save-and-restore method for migration. We take Option 22 for the basic OS on Virtual Optical media to install using NFS and Option 23/21 on Virtual Tape for the data, because is faster. But...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 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 ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Future consideration

QANESAVA - Add Savsecdta and Savcfg support

With SAVSECDTA and SAVCFG support on QANESAVA/RSTA we could make migrations and backup to external/Cloud Storage easier. Use Case: With SAVSECDTA and SAVCFG support on QANESAVA we could save data to an NFS remote share
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration

GO SAVE 21,22,23 display improvement

GO SAVE options 20 and 21 display a screen to enter the tape device, etc. I believe option 22 uses the same screen. It appears all 3 options use the same display. Please display on that screen the actual option / option description chosen on the m...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Future consideration

Write correct device name in SAVLIB output file when using media definition with multiple devices

We use SAVLIB *ALLUSR DEV(*MEDDFN) MEDDFN(xxx) OUTPUT(*OUTFILE) in our weekly backup, where the media definition xxx contains two devices with 3 tapes each and specify a save format of *SERIAL, i.e. each library is saved to only one device. This w...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 4 Future consideration