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BRMS NOCMTBDY option to be ignored for Q libraries

BRMS *NOCMTBDY save-while-active option should not drop Q* libraries as it becomes unusable. Instead, Q* libraries should still be included but *NOCMTBDY to be ignored. Use Case: Without the change, 1 backup done with *NOCMTBDY for *ALLUSR is requ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Not under consideration

provide warning PRB during save problem

in S/R flight recorders when bad tape response time appears or media problem or numerous retry due to media error, please provide a warning PRB saying that problem occurs during save /restore process; In our case (TS003851510) usual save process i...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Not under consideration

allow user storage limit to be exceeded while saving journaled objects

Allow user storage limitations to be exceeded while saving journaled objects.Lets assume we have one or more users with limited storage MAXSTG(). This user owns a library and a journal. When saving objects in the library, journal entries Y/YS or D...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 4 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 0 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.
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Future consideration

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...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 4 Future consideration

Improve RSTAUT output and log

When restoring authorities it is often the case some cannot be restored. Checking exactly what hasn't been restored, is very time consuming. The RSTAUT command has no option for output to spool or file. The command should present the option to out...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 7 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

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