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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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Delivered

BRMS Feature Enhancement Request

Customer desires to display log BRMS into a stream file in the IFS. Use Case: The customer is a banking/financial institution and needs to keep the backup logs of the daily backups in a file format for audit purposes.
about 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 7 Delivered

Optional function to not cause a BRM10A1 when doing a spool file backup and empty *OUTQ exist

When using an spool file list to save spool files from a list of specified *OUTQ and no spool files exist in an *OUTQ a diagnostic CPF3770 "No objects saved or restored for library *SPLF" message are sent. This is also the case when a incremental ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Delivered

Abilty to specify a move policy when a volume is full

I would like to have the ability to specify a move policy to run when the volume is full Use Case: To my knowledge the only way you can configure move policy for a media class in BRMS is to set the number of days since the backup before the volume...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 7 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....
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 6 Delivered

allow V7.4 BRMS to support ZLIB compression for SAVF saves on Power 10

the IBM i V7.4 and V7.5 versions of the SAVxxx command support DTACPR(*ZLIB), so there is no "good" reason that BRMS cannot support the same parameters. CALL PGM(QBRM/Q1AOLD) PARM(('PARMOVR') ('*ADD') ('SAVFDTACPR') ('*ZLIB')) '*ZLIB ' not valid f...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Delivered

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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Delivered

BRMS - RSTLIBBRM - Add the SELECT parameter

Restore Library via BRM (RSTLIBBRM)                                                            Indicate your choices, then press ENTER.                                                            Library . . . . . . . . . . SAVLIB> SGAGNEUX     ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 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...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 6 Delivered

User-defined timestamp in Full System Flash Copy - *SYSBAS support

Have the possibility to set the User-defined timestamp in Full System Flash Copy to have the correct reference for the incremental backup Use Case: We want reduce the backup time on Flash copy system in order to use for our test.For example:the fl...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 6 Delivered