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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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / BRMS 8 Not under consideration

No option output to Print when restore using BRMS (WRKMEDBRM)

When restoration are run using WRKMEDBRM there are no option to specify output *Print so when there are many objects not restored its difficult to check in DSPLOGBRM as no output generated to shows total restored and total not restored Use Case: S...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 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

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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 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 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 7 Not under consideration

In BRMS, need functionality to display the library name or a name to show the contents of the SAVF created by BRMS.

I use BRMS to backup key libraries, SAVSECDTA, SAVCFG and some IFS folders. The backups are saved to SAVF's partly because this is much faster than going to tape directly and we are a 7 x 24 operation. Example, saving to SAVF takes approximately 1...
8 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration

It does not show media with retention type versions in the report of: PRTMOVBRM

I have created a movement policy based on 4 groups (* GRP XXX). I have 4 media in the IGNIFUGO location and a 5 media in location TAPMLB01, (all of this media using the MOVVER004 policy, which is the policy of 4 groups), When I move this 5 media ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 7 Not under consideration

RSTOBJBRM - create a complementary parameter to exclude deleted objects

RSTOBJBRM Can you create a complementary parameter to exclude deleted objects. Use Case: Restaurer un objet via BRM (RSTOBJBRM) Indiquez vos choix, puis appuyez sur ENTREE. Objet . . . . . . . . . . . . . OBJ > *ALL + si autres valeurs Biblioth...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 8 Not under consideration


Can I request an enhancement for the SAVLIB *NONSYS and the ability to omit libs. SAVLIB LIB(*NONSYS) DEV(QTAPEXX) OMITLIB(XXXXXX YYYYYY ZZZZZZZ) OUTPUT(*PRINT) Use Case: Prefer to recover system using media from SAVLIB *NONSSYS as opposed to usin...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration