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Include messages in BRMS that are triggering errors

Various warnings or errors cause BRMS to issue messages indicating a save is incomplete. But the warning or error messages themselves are not in the BRMS log, which means you have to scour the joblog to find the issues. I'd like to have the warnin...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Delivered

BRMS Recovery Report update for directories

The Recovery Report Step020 has a known issue with it in regards to how the IFS is saved. Reference N1014174: How *LINK Saves Affect Link Lists . The recovery report should have the following added to step020: When using link lists in BRMS, users ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Delivered

BRMS Control group execution auditing report

Our external auditors are regularly asking for success and failure reports of the execution of the backups (BRMS Control groups) for different periods (montly, quarterly, yearly)The current DSPLOGBRM command that we are using to create reports is ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Delivered

Enhance the BRMS Control Group Exit Program

In the BRMS Control Group Exit Program, add new exits related to how the control group ends (success/error/abnormal). This will assist with automation and monitoring, and should be called when the system has left restricted state (i.e. after resta...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Delivered

BRMS report for omit objs

this request is for BRMS product on AS400 (IBM i). If it's possible to add the objects that being omitted from control group, especially IFS objs in the BRMS recovery report, or in any other Backup Analysis screen. Use Case: PMR 67780,004,000we ha...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 Delivered

Abilty to specify a move policy when a volume is full

I would like to have the ability to specify a move policy to run when the volume is full Use Case: To my knowledge the only way you can configure move policy for a media class in BRMS is to set the number of days since the backup before the volume...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 7 Delivered

Add *LSTSAVSYS option to PERIOD Beginning date for STRRCYBRM

Current options on STRRCYBRM prevent us from automating printing of recovery reports including using a hub system in Enterprise Services. To get usable reports for a recovery we have to keep track of the last SAVSYS and manually enter that date on...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Delivered

User-defined timestamp in Full System Flash Copy - *SYSBAS support

Have the possibility to set the User-defined timestamp in Full System Flash Copy to have the correct reference for the incremental backup Use Case: We want reduce the backup time on Flash copy system in order to use for our test.For example:the fl...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 6 Delivered

PATTERN support for IFS save with BRMS

Please allow us to exclude IFS files and folders using PATTERN. We often run into excluding individual cache/log/tmp files and folders. Those lists need to be maintained which is basically a waste of time. Use Case: See above.
over 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Delivered

Update to BRMS - Work with Items to Omit from Backup - Granular Exclusions

Once we upgraded to V7R1, I experienced an issue where I would receive the following errors in the BRMS log (detailed in the PMR): CPF3761 20 Cannot use *USRSPC QGLDLOCK in QUSRDIRDB. I cannot easily exclude this... and my only recourse is to excl...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Delivered