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Add parameter Start journaling to RSTLIBBRM

Add parameter Start journaling Yes or No to RSTLIBBRM Use Case: Opened PMR 26279,122,000 asking what command to use in a scheduled job to restore several user libraries from backups using BRMS to different libraries and the reply was to use RSTLIB...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 7 Delivered

Add PRTMOVBRM to the BRMS Enterprise reports you can run.

We need to send the Tape Operations Team a daily report with the tapes that they need to move. In order to do that we have a scheduled job to submit the report. It would be nice to be able to do it from BRMS Enterprise as we do with the rest of th...
over 3 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 Syncing issues due to changing entries on QUSRBRM/QA1AMM

The QA1AMM is getting updated for every open and close of the blocks processed on tape. This is to update the latest used date/time in the QA1AMM file. Due to these updates on QA1AMM file, the QUSRBRM/QJ1ACM journal entries were piled up. In my en...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Delivered

BRMS: Allow Parallel Backup in BRMS when using *ALLUSR

According to does not allow a parallel save when using *ALLUSR.I want to be able to do so. Use Case: We spread our saves among four drives in our library.Objects within a library are c...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Delivered

RFE - BRMS D.R. script changes

Please change the BRMS report title "Recovering the Entire System" , so that step 14 D, reads as follows or at least distinguishes what the (*system) option means. d) Type the following recovery command steps: If you execute this command you will ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Delivered

Allow write on Remote Image Catalog

Actually we can share Optical Image Catalog using NFS from one IBM i or even any other server (with restrictions) to an IBM i LPAR, but with read-only attributes. It would be a great idea to share this library in Read-Write mode Use Case: With thi...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Delivered

add information from WRKMLMBRM to BRMS SQL Services

can use information from Tape Library in SQL f.e. query for media which are *EJECT in BRMS but still in library
about 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Delivered

Expansion of password length for BRMS DDM Conncetions

IBM i allows for passwords of lengths up to 128 characters, to accommodate various security requirements. In our case, user passwords must be a minimum of 12 characters, and we are planning a move to a minimum length of 15 characters, for enhanced...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Delivered

BRMS enhancement: Option to set SAVACTOPT (*ALWCKPWRT) in a BRMS control group

I want to save SAP IFS objects using BRMS. The SAVBRM command has a parameter named SAVACTOPT. For this parameter I can use the option *ALWCKPWRT. I can't find such a parameter within the BRMS control group definition or the STRBKUBRM command. Thi...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Delivered