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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Save and Restore
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 31, 2017

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 are to be included in the save. If the system/BRMS were to journal a list of the objects that have been modified, it could reduce the backup window by hours.


Use Case:

significantly reduced backup windows and improved performance.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 27, 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your request. After careful consideration and taking in to account the low RFE votes, we know that we cannot deliver your requested enhancement soon, so it is being declined.

  • Guest
    Jun 8, 2020

    This RFE is still being considered for a future enhancement, but because it is lower priority it has not yet been completed.

  • Guest
    Sep 20, 2017

    IBM will use this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. IBM will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this request.

  • Guest
    Sep 7, 2017

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Save, Restore
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - BRMS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Aug 15, 2017

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. The CAAC agrees with the problem, but recognizes that IBM may address this issue in some other way than what was suggested by the submitter.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/i-Can/May-2017/COMMON-Americas-Advisory-Council-%28CAAC%29-and-RFEs/

    Dawn May - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Apr 4, 2017

    IBM has received the requirement and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.