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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Save and Restore
Created by Guest
Created on May 17, 2019

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 output a detailed list and summary of what hasn't been restored.


Use Case:

When migrating/recovering systems, issue RSTAUT command with option output(*PRINT or *OUTF).
Inspect spool or pf for list of authority not restored.


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
    Mar 10, 2020

    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
    Jan 14, 2020

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed. There are a large number of reasons why restoring authority can fail, and as security becomes more locked down, the need to restore authorities will become even more common. It is essential to create a log to identify the problem.

    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
    Aug 6, 2019

    The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed.

    Background: The 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
    May 23, 2019

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

  • Guest
    May 21, 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