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GO SAVE 21,22,23 display improvement

GO SAVE options 20 and 21 display a screen to enter the tape device, etc. I believe option 22 uses the same screen. It appears all 3 options use the same display. Please display on that screen the actual option / option description chosen on the m...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Future consideration

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...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Future consideration

Backup via O.A. to RDX

We require the implementation of optical devices (RDX) in Backup Tasks via Operational Assistant (Go Backup), as well as supported in SAVxxx Save Commands and in the Go Save menu for Save System and User Data (Options 20-23). Use Case: Implementin...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Not under 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

Enable SAV* commands to save SAVE FILEs to IFS path

Enable SAV/SAVLIB/SAVDLO/SAVOBJ/SAVCFG/SAVSECDTA commands to save data to IFS path when using *SAVF option Use Case: This will allow to create D2D backups even on low space systems with easy. Today you can save image catalog on specific configurat...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 6 Not under consideration

DUPTAP to multiple targets

DUPTAP can take a long time for modern LTO tapes, and we have a frequent requirement to make multiple physical copies for offsite and archival purposes. Adding the ability to have DUPTAP make multiple copies at the same time would speed up this pr...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 0 Not under consideration

Unattended GO RESTORE 2x

Can you create an additional option on RESTORE 21/22 options for unnatended restore? When restoring from NFS + TFTPD we need manual operation to perform the restore. If we could restore automátically we coud automate the whole process, ideal for c...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Not under 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 4 Future consideration

Remove STRSAVSYNC dependency on subsystem QSYSWRK

Request:---------- Remove the dependency of STRSAVSYNC on subsystem QSYSWRK - it is not the appropriate subsystem to use. 1. Preferred solution: Ship STRSAVSYNC with its own limited subsystem and start it automatically, and also auto start the IPV...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Not under consideration