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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Save and Restore
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 6, 2019

Allow Save While Active option that works under all circumstances

The current Save While Active function has a number of limitations that mean in many cases, the objects can not be saved whilst they are in use by another job.

I would like the option to be able to save them no matter locks or updates are taking place.

What I believe the industry calls a Ragged Save.

Use Case:

An IBM i customer has the need to run there systems 24 x 7 but would still like to take a daily save.

They do not have a budget for an HA solution where they can run the backup.

They understand that the backup will not be a "consistent" copy of their system but need a backup to meet their business compliance standards.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jul 11, 2019

    IBM believes that the request described has been solved and is available with V5R3M0. Specify SAVACTWAIT(value1 *NOCMTBDY value3) on the SAVLIB, SAVOBJ, or SAVCHGOBJ command. For more information, see the help text for these commands and the Backing up your system topic in the IBM i Knowledge Center.

  • Guest
    Jul 11, 2019

    That's great, how did I not know about *NOCMTBDY


    Please close this RFE as function already exists, user too dumb to realise it :-)

  • Guest
    Jul 11, 2019

    IBM needs more information to further assess your Request for Enhancement.

    Have you tried the *NOCMTBDY value for the Save active wait time parameter? This value was introduced in V5R3, and was described in a Redbook entitled 'Ragged Save While Active'. Current documentation can be found in the Backing up your system topic in the IBM i Knowledge Center.

  • Guest
    Jul 10, 2019

    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 - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None