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Capability for parallel save and restore for big library with BRMS and IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for I

We are implementing an IBM i backup solution based on BRMS & IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for I and COS Servers as a replacement of ProtecTIER VTL, and deploying it on 67 IBM i 7.2 and 7.4 partitions. We absolutely need that IBM provides us the...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 7 Delivered

BRMS Save analysis indicated &1 libraries not being saved.

When BRMS maintenance is run, there is an analyse of libraries that hasn't been saved.The analyse end with MSG ID BRM1571, and a text of how many libraries that has not been saved.The text in the log would be "Save analysis indicated &1 librar...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 Delivered

WRKOBJBRM command enhancement with sort order

You can sort the results from WRKOBJBRM with either *SAVDAT, *LIB or *OBJ, but regardless of the option the oldest will be displayed on the top.Must likely you are interested in the object from the most recent backups so I think there should be an...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Delivered

BRMS recovery reports: support recovery from a H/A system

Let's say you have a system PROD1. Let's say you are using HA replication software like Mimix or Quick-EDD to replicate to PROD2. You back up PROD1 only once a quarter. However you backup PROD2 5 days a week.In this scenario can you generate a rec...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 8 Delivered

Provide SQL Services for BRMS

I would like to be able to retreive data from BRMS using IBM DB2 for i SQL services. Any views or table functions which could be made available for public consumption would be helpful an in line with what IBM has already done a great job of within...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Delivered

Command WRKMLMBRM fails if there are more than 9999 volumes

Command WRKMLMBRM fails if there are more than 9999 volumes.We have 12.000 volumes and counting.The workaround is to specify a parameter like VOL, CGY, BRMVOL, MEDCLS... to stay under 10.000.Could you increase the max limit? Use Case: TS003011009
over 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Delivered

BRMS Syncing issues due to changing entries on QUSRBRM/QA1AMM

The QA1AMM is getting updated for every open and close of the blocks processed on tape. This is to update the latest used date/time in the QA1AMM file. Due to these updates on QA1AMM file, the QUSRBRM/QJ1ACM journal entries were piled up. In my en...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Delivered

BRMS enhancement: Option to set SAVACTOPT (*ALWCKPWRT) in a BRMS control group

I want to save SAP IFS objects using BRMS. The SAVBRM command has a parameter named SAVACTOPT. For this parameter I can use the option *ALWCKPWRT. I can't find such a parameter within the BRMS control group definition or the STRBKUBRM command. Thi...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Delivered


The problem in SAP environments is that SAP job interuptions occur during the save while active when objects are locked by the save process. Since V7R3 files and folders in IFS can be saved while active by changing the paramter SAVACTOPT(*ALWCKPWR...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 6 Delivered


Inconsistency between GUI and Telnet interface. The BRMS greenscreen allows you to specify the name of the message queue, when running a save with the option save while active. You are allowed to enter the name of a message queue, not the library....
over 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 6 Delivered