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307 VOTE

*ESCAPE messages for SAVLIB

We have received MONMSG for CPF3795 in every SAVLIB running in our CL program: https://ecurep.mainz.de.ibm.com/rest/download/28061%2C100%2C838/2018-04-06/28061.100.838.SOURCE.txt?astext=true&fileSize=83568 But, when CPF3795 is reported saving ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Not under consideration

Add new parameter SAVDTA( *YES | *NO ) to the SAVLIB and SAVOBJ commands.

It would offer the ability to save a library (or object) without data so that a new instance of an application could be created starting with an empty database. Everything would be saved except the data. When the library is later restored tables a...
4 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 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 ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Future consideration

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 ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Future consideration

Enable group profiles in SVRAUTE's to support ObjectConnect over TCPIP

ObjectConnect was recently upgraded to permit *IP transport. However, the current implementation requires a direct match to a user ID in the Server Authentication Entries; where a Group Profile permits more generic, and flexible, support. Please p...
7 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 7 Future consideration

Enable restoring last used date from save media rather than setting it to the restore date.

When a customer moves between systems, say Power9 to Power10 using the standard tape Save/Restore every object on the system gets stamped with the last used date of the restore. This becomes a problem when the customer starts reviewing things to f...
9 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Future 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 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

add file to existing savf

the request is to have the possibility to add objects to a SAVF already created and containing objects as happens for archive files eg. zip/tar.
11 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Not under consideration