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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

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

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

STRRCYBRM with omitted objects - request to be able to submit job to batch

To be able to submit a BRMS recovery job to batch with selected objects omitted. Use Case: When running a BRMS restore or recovery, Id like to be able to omit certain objects, such as log files or journal receivers, but at the same time be able to...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Delivered

i Navigator should process *NONE as a library name when *USPRF or *JOBD are specified in BRMS Global Policy Properties

Attempting to use i Navigator to change BRMS Global Policy Properties gives errors after the green screen has been used to change the policy to either of these settings: BRMS submitted jobs: Job description. . . . . . . . . . . . *USRPRF Library. ...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Delivered

Restore IFS IASP data in a different LPAR with different IASP name

Now a day, its so difficult to restore IFS data by Backup, Recovery and Media Service for IBM i in the following scenario:- IFS objects saved from “System A” in iASP “IASP1” - To “System B” in iASP “IASP2” PS: Also, if the data was saved in parall...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 8 Delivered