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v7r2 Backup joblog incorrect CPD37C4

The joblog generated by a backup indicates the success or failure of the backup.After installing v7r2, an incorrect message CPD37C4 – “ nnn objects not saved” is issued. The reason the objects are not saved is that IBM has marked the objects "ALWS...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Future consideration

Save 21 / Restore Option to run nominated user program after process completes

To add the ability to select a program after this process completes Use Case: This is particularly useful when performing system migrations using the unload/reload but also for the clients who like to run an automated DUPTAP after Save 21.
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Future consideration

Add new parameter SAVDTA( *YES | *NO ) to the SAVLIB and SAVOBJ commands.

It would offer the ability to save a library (or object) without data so that a new instance of an application could be created starting with an empty database. Everything would be saved except the data. When the library is later restored tables a...
4 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration

Write correct device name in SAVLIB output file when using media definition with multiple devices

We use SAVLIB *ALLUSR DEV(*MEDDFN) MEDDFN(xxx) OUTPUT(*OUTFILE) in our weekly backup, where the media definition xxx contains two devices with 3 tapes each and specify a save format of *SERIAL, i.e. each library is saved to only one device. This w...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 4 Future consideration

Change BRMS MSGID

The BRMS control group is completing with errors because of the save/restore messages CPF3770 and CPF3778. This results in a status of *QUAL. These messages are currently working as designed. It would be better if the CPF3770's were CPC3708's and ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Future consideration

Create a QSRLSAVF-style API for SAVF's with content created by SAV (IFS save) command.

Currently only save file content with IBM i objects can be returned via the QSRLSAVF. When the SAV CL command is used to save IFS objects to a SAVF, that SAVF cannot be retrieved via the QSRLSAVF API. I would like a new API or rather an update to ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration

Add physical bytes used on media to QSRSAV format for save output

We currently have no way to know how much space is used and how much is available on our LTO media until we fill the tape. The save commands support output to a file in QSRSAV format, which includes the original size of the objects that were saved...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration

Enable group profiles in SVRAUTE's to support ObjectConnect over TCPIP

ObjectConnect was recently upgraded to permit *IP transport. However, the current implementation requires a direct match to a user ID in the Server Authentication Entries; where a Group Profile permits more generic, and flexible, support. Please p...
7 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Future consideration

Enable restoring last used date from save media rather than setting it to the restore date.

When a customer moves between systems, say Power9 to Power10 using the standard tape Save/Restore every object on the system gets stamped with the last used date of the restore. This becomes a problem when the customer starts reviewing things to f...
10 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Future consideration

QANESAVA - Add Savsecdta and Savcfg support

With SAVSECDTA and SAVCFG support on QANESAVA/RSTA we could make migrations and backup to external/Cloud Storage easier. Use Case: With SAVSECDTA and SAVCFG support on QANESAVA we could save data to an NFS remote share
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration