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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

MOVMEDBRM wrongly changes location during I/O error

When an error occurs during the execution of the MOVMEDBRM command the volume location is changed. ex an error CPA401E received by the command and answering C the move is validated. Use Case: When you have a problem with the I/O station of a tape ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Not under consideration

BRMS needs to be able to append on media from different LPARs.

BRMS being able to append backups from multiple systems on a single tape. Use Case: With customers using multiple LPARs with small ASPs we need to be able to append multiple daily backups from different LPARs on a single tape to reduce the number ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Not under consideration

Confirmation message when performing a restore to original location

This enhancement request is to add a confirmation screen or message when performing a restore back to the original location within BRMS. Use Case: Ideally this would be either when using the RSTLIBBRM/RSTOBJBRM commands when the RSTLIB parameter i...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under 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

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

Batch restores for Multi-library recoveries enhancements.

f the saves were done in a Serial-Parallel mode, the use of concurrent batch restores for multi-library recoveries is a great way to minimize the restore time:
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Not under consideration

MOVMEDBRM function

would like to MOVMEDBRM stop to mark tapes moved to a different location if tape drive is not available. The command could in msgw state or failed with log. Use Case: We noticed issues when TAPMLB sometimes doesn't varied on after IPL.Wile MOVMEDB...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration

For VTL allow a bigger format like LTO7 or LTO8 instead of Ultruim3

BRMS and Protect tier we can only format ULTRIUM3 Use Case: the actual standard for tape is LTO8 and for VTL it is ULTRIUM3
over 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Not under consideration

Media prediction

Media prediction – I would like BRMS to predicatively tell me when I am running low on available scratch volumes to be able to perform a backup. Use Case: I have numerous systems that I am in charge of. If I had a warning that I was "low" on avail...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 Not under consideration