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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 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Not under consideration

Add PRTMOVBRM to the BRMS Enterprise reports you can run.

We need to send the Tape Operations Team a daily report with the tapes that they need to move. In order to do that we have a scheduled job to submit the report. It would be nice to be able to do it from BRMS Enterprise as we do with the rest of th...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Future 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 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration

BRMS PTF Security

There were changes make in the latest BRMS PTF that require user profile to enrolled with *AUT before they can use BRMS function which wasn't required previously. Use Case: Provide a way to proactively identify user that require SETUSRBRM before e...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 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 4 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 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Not under consideration

BRMS: Allow parallel-parallel save and OMITS(*IGNORE/*PROCESS) for library objects

Instead of simply listing *ALLUSR on our control groups we use a list entry which only has one entry, *ALLUSR. The reason we do this is because we do a parallel-parallel save. Basically that's IBM speak for allowing it to support saving across mul...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration

BRMS Hub Recovery Reports Need To Print To a Printer and Be Sent to the Hub at the same time.

When generating reports from the BRMS Hub server if the node has WRKPCYBRM setup to send recovery reports to a printer writer the reports print and then are deleted before the reports are sent to the BRMS Hub for storage. It would be nice if IBM i...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration

Change ownership of media when it expires

When having multiple systems in a BRMS network, it is possible many could be down at the same time. It would be nice if a central system could own all expired media, except non-shared media, so that if any system requiring media , can go to the ce...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration