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BRMS

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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

BRMS Recovery

If backup policy is based on Full (i.e. Sunday) and Incrementals during the week, when restore happens, all files, members and IFS objects that have been deleted during the week will be also restored. BRMS should keep track of the objects in place...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 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.
over 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 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 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 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 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 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 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration

Concurrent BRMS save of the same media would result in false BRM148A

Previous i had raised the issue in IBM-i-3268. Occassionally when there happen to be multiple BRMS Save job happening BRMS would give a false BRM148A due to volume assignment contention. Although the idea is delivered, we still have the rare occur...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Under review

SAVLIBBRM and SAVOBJBRM *DTACPR option

We have raised a call TS015223912 for the data compression on SAVLIB and SAVLIBBRM. It is found that SAVLIB/SAVOBJ have 7 options for user to choose the compression rate, but SAVLIBBRM/SAVOBJBRM only have 3. There is an Command for SAVLIBBRM and S...
3 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Future consideration

16 MB Limit of BRMS Spool Archival

Currently, BRMS archival list has a limit of 16mb as it is based on DLO and DLO as a 16 MB limitation. In order to backup all outq beginning with P*, the archival list may need to be very granular at times. Example, Defination in the archival list...
7 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Future consideration

Needing a search engine for BRMS history with Heritage BRMS not available in future

With removal of the Heritage BRMS, restores of IFS items are difficult when needing to do a search with the system UIM limitations on the green screen to find files if directory has more then 49917 files in it. Heritage BRMS had function for histo...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Future consideration