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Save and Restore

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Save 21 / Restore 21 End Option for Tape (*unload, *rewind *Leave)

Add an option to allow the selection to the Go Save menu Option 21 Entire System Save and Go Restore 21 Entire System Restore To add the ability to select the tape media End Option e.g. *unload, *rewind *Leave Use Case: This is particularly useful...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 4 Future consideration

increase speed on DUPTAP and DUPMEDBRM positioning

Increase positioning speed during DUPTAP / DUPMEDBRM or change behavior of how it is done.Currently on each duplication operation the cartridge is rewound and drive reads from beginning every sequence until it reaches the desired seq. number to be...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 10 Future consideration

CRTIMGCLG vs Server NAS

We manage a Outsourcing Services for Banking and Insurance Customers. Our policies and the customer directives request to save (all days) the application libraries and data libraries in multiple copies on the physical media tape. Now we save on th...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 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

IBM i - Add ZStandard (ZSTD) to compression algorithms when saving and restoring with SAV* / RST* commands and BRMS

ZSTD can provide a high compression ratio with a low CPU usage. We could compress image catalog files (tape and udf) using ZSTD faster than GZIP or PIGZ, and using less CPU. This could improve backups to remote image catalogs, some VTLs (QuadStor ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 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

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 ...
about 1 year 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 4 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

MCH3402 - restore should move programs in use to QRPLOBJ or RPG should resolve to the program again

If you compile a program where someone is in the application then the older version is put in QRPLOBJ. This doesn't happen if you restore the program causing the program referring to it to terminate with MCH3402 (Tried to refer to all or part of a...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 6 Future consideration