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INZBRM Option to Reset *SYSTEM Control Group after System Configuration is Modified

I manage over 35 LPARs, and some of them have user IASPs. I need to run *SYSTEM backups after OS upgrades or PTF group updates for recoverability, but our IASPs will not be backed up using the *SYSTEM Control Group because there is no way to updat...
8 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 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 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under 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 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 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
about 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 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 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 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 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 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...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration