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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...
about 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...
over 5 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...
almost 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...
almost 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,...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 7 Not under consideration

BRMS Console Monitor

To Have the BRMS Console Monitor autostart in QCTL whenever we IPL. This would eliminate the need to log into console to start Console Monitor after an IPL. Use Case: It would be an autostart job in the controlling subsystem QCTL. Currently the on...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration

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...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Not under consideration

BRMS client should not allow sign-in for unauthorized users with class *PGMR

*PGMR users that are not allowed to access BRMS in green screen can successfully sign-in via IBM Navigator for i and access BRMS functions like Restore. With this RFE we request that such users are forbidden BRMS access, since the IBM Navigator fo...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 7 Not under consideration

BRMS Enterprise - Desired Enhancement around email subject line

Would like the ability to modify the subject line of the BRMS Enterprise email function. Currently it emails a standard line that is less informative than it could be. For reference - it currently sends "Report QREPORTDFN generated for node <sy...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Not under consideration

IBM i - missing commands for BRMS

I have found that there are different commands for BRMS ending typically with BRM, but some functions to work with doesn't have a command to use....ex. a command for changing IPL controls doesn't exist, and using WRKPCYBRM *SYS would be expected t...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Not under consideration