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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

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

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...
over 6 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...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 6 Not under consideration

Graphic tool or sql service to know the percentage of use of the tapes.

Currently there is no tool or any sql service that helps to know the percentage of use/free is a tape device. For now there is only this old method to calculate it. https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/how-much-data-and-how-much-free-space-available-...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Submitted

WRKIMGCLG should not delete images without asking for confirmation

By default, DLTIMGCLG uses KEEP(*YES) to keep images that are part of an image catalog when one is deleted. WRKIMGCLG, on the other hand, offers a 4 Delete option that deletes the images without prompting. At the very least this should work the sa...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Functionality already exists

Create a new GO SAVE option to save all the OS

Sometimes, when migrating a system to the cloud, we use a save-and-restore method for migration. We take Option 22 for the basic OS on Virtual Optical media to install using NFS and Option 23/21 on Virtual Tape for the data, because is faster. But...
almost 2 years 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

Add an ENDOPT parameter to the RUNBCKUP command

Running backups in WRKJOBSCDE would be enhanced when using virtual tape drive if there was an ENDOPT parameter to the RUNBCKUP command so that one could just run RUNBCKUP BCKUPOPT(*DAILY) ENDOPT(*UNLOAD). This would prevent the need for an exit pr...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Future 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Not under consideration