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BRMS Enterprise Services

BRMS Enterprise Services - Seems to be issues with the way the node policy works and developers notice issues but developers are stating the product is working as design. Node policy is running for all partitions in the environment although they a...
over 4 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...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 7 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...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Not under consideration

Update of QA1AHS when changing MEDCLS

When we change volumes media class, brms' history (file QA1AHS) is not updated, so if we want to duplicate entries with DUPMEDBRM *SCHHST we must specify the old media class instead of the actual one. Use Case: Duplication of media
about 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Not under consideration

Add system name on BRMS Console Monitor

When running BRMS 21 backups on many partitions (using the BRMS Console Monitor) you have problems to identify the partitions when checking it.Now I'm holding the sesstion with F9 and perform a WRKSYSSTS command or something else to identify it.Wo...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 9 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 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

add support for QaneSava/QaneRsta to accept multiple arguments for LIB parameter

I am using QaneSava API to save libraries. I am using STRSAVSYNC and SYNCID option when I need to synchronize multiple libraries. By using this approach I can synchronize up to 32 libraries using 32 QaneSava calls. However, I have a requirements t...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Not under consideration

5733-ICC and BRMS - Backup metadata should be saved on the cloud next to each backup to ease restore process

When using IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i with BRMS we can backup and upload the virtual media to ICOS and other object storage service providers. Virtual tape media, by default, is componesed of 30GB media files and sometimes you need to avoid...
9 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Not under consideration