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BRMS

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BRMS ICC - create command for resending media to cloud location

Hello, With BRMS ICC we got transfer issue and location is showing the cloud one in WRKMEDBRM but in *TRF status. When executing the command STRMNTBRM MOVMED(*YES) it's not resending theses failed volume to the cloud. We need to manually retake th...
about 3 hours ago in IBM i / BRMS 0 Submitted

QUSRBRM.CG_BACKUP_STATUS missing CTLGRP *ARC

Hello, QUSRBRM.CG_BACKUP_STATUS view is only showing backup related to control group referenced in WRKCTLGBRM *BKU. On our environment the management of journal receiver is done with CTLGRP type *ARC. We want to use the view QUSRBRM.CG_BACKUP_STAT...
5 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Future consideration

Concurrent BRMS save of the same media would result in false BRM148A

Previous i had raised the issue in IBM-i-3268. Occassionally when there happen to be multiple BRMS Save job happening BRMS would give a false BRM148A due to volume assignment contention. Although the idea is delivered, we still have the rare occur...
4 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Under review

SAVLIBBRM and SAVOBJBRM *DTACPR option

We have raised a call TS015223912 for the data compression on SAVLIB and SAVLIBBRM. It is found that SAVLIB/SAVOBJ have 7 options for user to choose the compression rate, but SAVLIBBRM/SAVOBJBRM only have 3. There is an Command for SAVLIBBRM and S...
4 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Future consideration

BRMS to ignore some non-critical errors when saving spools

BRMS does stop save procedure in some cases of non-cricital errors like saving QUSRSYS with some spool files damaged. It would be preferrable to have BRMS by default ignore the errors, post more detailed information into DSPLOGBRM and continue sav...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 Not under consideration

16 MB Limit of BRMS Spool Archival

Currently, BRMS archival list has a limit of 16mb as it is based on DLO and DLO as a 16 MB limitation. In order to backup all outq beginning with P*, the archival list may need to be very granular at times. Example, Defination in the archival list...
8 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Future consideration

The use of a generic parameter for the library name does not work when trying to restore multiple libraries from a BRMS backup. At times we need to restore hundreds of libraries but the parameter only works if the library exists. We believe this is a FLAW.

IBM Development can review case TS015071289 for further reference and documentation. As stated, this generic restore option should work and it should either be removed from the command prompt OR some commentary put of the HELP text to state that i...
4 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 Future consideration

In BRMS, need functionality to display the library name or a name to show the contents of the SAVF created by BRMS.

I use BRMS to backup key libraries, SAVSECDTA, SAVCFG and some IFS folders. The backups are saved to SAVF's partly because this is much faster than going to tape directly and we are a 7 x 24 operation. Example, saving to SAVF takes approximately 1...
10 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Not under consideration

Hardware-Tape-Encryption

According to https://www.ibm.com/docs/api/v1/content/ssw_ibm_i_74/rzam4/rzam4tapeencryption.htm the only way to encrypt tape backups without *KLM is to use software encryption.SW encryption is OK, but it uses precious CPU time and usually prolongs...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration

BRMS Recovery

If backup policy is based on Full (i.e. Sunday) and Incrementals during the week, when restore happens, all files, members and IFS objects that have been deleted during the week will be also restored. BRMS should keep track of the objects in place...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Not under consideration