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Save and Restore

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early progress display on SAV big objects from IFS

When saving large objects from IFS (e.g. image catalogs) to save file or tape device, the progress messages (number of objects or size) will be shown after the first 500 objects. If the save operation only contains 100 (big) objects, the progress ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Future 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Not under 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

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

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 certificate requirement from ObjectConnect over TCP/IP

Add "no certificate" option for ObjectConnect over TCP/IP.Other object transfer tools/functions do not have such requirement.- FTP -> FTPS is optional- HTTP -> https is optional- Ansible plugins -> Not in "Requirements" Use Case: Easily c...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 4 Not under consideration

Allow change of Unload at Vary Off for Tape Device Description whilst active

The default value for the "Unload device at vary off" parameter on a tape device description is *YES Currently, it is not possible to change this value to *NO without varying off the device description, which of course ejects the tape. I would lik...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Future consideration

SAVSYS show progress

Some customers use an USB thumb drive to run a SAVSYS on a monthly base. With slow USB sticks this process needs 15+ minutes without any progress display. Some customers are curious if it is still working. Use Case: show progress on save to avoid ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 6 Not under 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Not under consideration