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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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 0 Not under 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 5 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Not under consideration

Add RMTNETID Parameter to SAVRSTOBJ command

I am thankful for IBM providing the SAVRSTOBJ command (as well as the other SAVRST commands). However in our network we have some systems that use a different RMTNETID for the APPC connections. As instructions state if you can use the STRPASTHR co...
6 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Not under consideration

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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 4 Future 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 4 Not under 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 4 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration

SAVRSTxxx

Would it possible to add the feature to specify more then one destiny maschine? Use Case: Deploy a programm to more then one maschine in one command
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 4 Not under consideration

New MONMSG For a CPF message

Saving SAVLIB(*ALLUSR) SPLFDTA(*ALL) Looking at my nightsave joblog:1. I got a CPD33A8 (diagnostic) that save could not be completed because of open spoolfile  In understand and this is right for me2. Next we got a CPF3771 (diagnostic) that … obj...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Not under consideration

BRMS Track changed objects since last save VS scan

We have a customer with 18 million objects in the IFS- the customer does incremental saves for the IFS and they still run 30+ hours on LTO6. On a daily basis- very little data changes, but the system scans the entire IFS to find the objects that a...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 6 Not under consideration