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BRMS Restore Functionality

In a BRMS networked environment, we'd like to see IFS directory restore offer the same functionality as native library restore, i.e. the ability to define a different restore to directory name on the target, then have the panel return to the previ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Future 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

Media reporting

Media reporting: I would like BRMS to report location mismatch where the BRMS location and the actual device location are different. Use Case: This would help my operators know where volumes actually are and better understand when they need to tak...
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

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


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

Adding Items to BRMS Control Group

When adding an item to a BRMS control group, the new item goes to the bottom of the list. I then have to select the item and click the Move Up button. If I've got 25 items in my control group I have to hit a button about 20 times if I want to inse...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 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...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 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

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,...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 7 Not under consideration