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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...
about 4 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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration

In addition to adopting authority to access data BRMS should swap user profiles too.

IBM i 7.5 killed some BRMS functions we were using by changing the *PUBLIC authority to data from *USE to *EXCLUDE. You may think this is a security enhancement but it isn't. Now instead of users only being able to see data we have to add QBRMS as...
4 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 8 Not under consideration

Display complete BRMS log with DSPLOGBRM

The BRMS log was truncated when used command DSPLOGBRM on green screen, any chance that can get the complete BRMS log. Use Case: The BRMS log was truncated when used command DSPLOGBRM on green screen, any chance that can get the complete BRMS log.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 Not under consideration

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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / BRMS 6 Future consideration

BRMS deleted objects

BRMS recovery report (STRRCYBRM ACTION(*REPORT)) and restoration should exclude deleted objects at the point of backup. Logic can be implemented at time of Incremental backup of a library. If an object doesn't exist in that library at that point i...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Not under consideration

BRMS Media information size

BRMS Media information size - I would like BRMS to present the space used for tracking current backup history information for a specific control group based on different media retention's (daily, weekly, monthly, etc). Use Case: Knowing the size o...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Not under consideration

BRMS Control Group IPL

would it be possible to add the ability to add Install PTF device . . . . .Parameter to the IPL after backup ...........Parameter to the BRMS Control group attributes \ System Backup Policy Use Case: After completing a scheduled unattended backup,...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 7 Not under consideration

BRMS Full System Restore Enhancement

When a full system restore is performed using BRMS during the RTSCFG part devices are created, IBMi creates OUTQs for the devices, yet as OUTQs are created information regarding AUTL for the AUTQ is not restored.An intermediate step before restori...
3 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Future consideration