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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Save and Restore
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 6, 2017

Continue *ALLUSR backup when damaged object is encountered

After a damaged object is encountered during the *ALLUSR backup, it should continue with the next library instead of stopping the backup.


Use Case:

In an exceptional situation, backup running on Flashcopy Target lpar encounters a damaged object. This causes the *ALLUSR to stop and remaining libraries are not saved. Subsequent entries in the BRMS Control group are processed fine.

The clear reason for the damaged objects was: a restore job running on the source lpar at the time the Flascopy (storage) was made.

Environment is a Power8 (8286-41A) with a Storwize V7000.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 27, 2021

    We have reviewed this RFE again. We feel it would be a beneficial enhancement to the product and it is therefore still being considered for implementation. We hope to be able to add it to our development plans soon.

  • Guest
    Jul 12, 2021

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial 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.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • 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
    Apr 10, 2018

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. Any additional types of damage that can be detected and allow processing to continue would be a definite help to those doing automated back-ups. It should be an option since default behavior would be changed.

    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/

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • 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 1, 2017

    It would be useful to know what version of the OS you are running. I am running V7R2, do my backups via flashcopy on DS8800 and when my BRMS *ALLUSR save hits a damaged object it keeps going. It has done this for quite a while. I know that in some older versions this was a problem but I haven't seen it in a long time. It could have to do with the flash. Objects that don't flash right can be really screwed up and possibly it's a damage that BRMS can't deal with. Obviously creating a damaged object on demand to reproduce this, especially to reproduce how your object(s) got damaged, could be very hard as even if you manage to do it there is no guarantee that the object would damage the same way it did for you.
    Tom Duncan - CAAC Member

  • Guest
    Mar 7, 2017

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

0 MERGED

add resilience to SAV* operations

Merged
See the Ticket - the BRMS team pushes back to Core OS Team:) Please check the SAV* commands which provide a parameter PRECHK() - when set to *NO the help text says that only saveable objects will be saved and the operation continues.This does not ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Future consideration