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Prevent the automatic resuming of mirrored protection after storage systems are available again

Hello, during an incident where a few IBM SVC nodes went offline and storage pools were not available anymore we encountered a problem with the system performance due to the automatic resuming of mirrored protection.A few minutes after the inital ...
11 days ago in IBM i / Storage 0 Submitted

BRMS Recovery

If backup policy is based on Full (i.e. Sunday) and Incrementals during the week, when restore happens, all files, members and IFS objects that have been deleted during the week will be also restored. BRMS should keep track of the objects in place...
11 days ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Not under consideration

Allow booleans to be returned in an IWS service response

You cannot currently return a true or a false in a json response. If you want a similar thing you would have to return either a 0 or 1 or a string representation "true" or "false". It would be helpful to be able to return a real boolean to make it...
12 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Submitted

Allow the CONST keyword for a standalone field or data structure

Our Generator (Synon) generates Code in Fixed RPG. Also we need to use our input and output fields in soap-server-modules as datastructures. So we have the problem to sign the *entry plist parms as an input or output (or both) - structure. It woul...
12 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Trace usage of External SQL functions (linked to an external program) in OBJECT_STATISTICS or somewhere else

There is no IBMi object for External SQL Functions (linked to an external program). These functions are only knows and identified in DataBase level. It is impossible to know the last usage date for these functions. You can get the last usage date ...
15 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Submitted

Make XML Toolkit (5733XT2) OpenSource

As IBM plans to end support for 57533XT2, please consider making the source code for it open for everyone. This could lead to the community to create and further develop the product. As the product is heavily based on the existing opensource proje...
17 days ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted

Reconsider XMLTOOLKIT (5733XT2)

I learned that IBM plans to end support for XMLTOOLKIT (5733XT2). As far as I know, this product is the only option available, if you want to create xml with RPG when you need to create elements dynamically. Please reconsider further development o...
17 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

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...
18 days ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Future consideration

An IBM i Service to retrieve program copyright info similar to DSPPGM DETAIL(*COPYRIGHT)

This would be useful for programmers attempting to review or confirm the copyright entries on their commercial products.
19 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Bind FTP server to only one IP address instead of all available addresses

Bind FTP server to only one IP address instead of all available addresses. With this feature, FTP usage could be restricted to dedicated network.
20 days ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Under review