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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories BRMS
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 14, 2020

Batch restores for Multi-library recoveries enhancements.

f the saves were done in a Serial-Parallel mode, the use of concurrent batch restores for multi-library recoveries is a great way to minimize the restore time:
https://helpsystemswiki.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/IWT/pages/165642322/How+to+Use+Batch+Restores+For+Faster+Multi-library+Recoveries

However, the interface and functions of the batch restores is to bulky and really needs some enhancement.

1. If *VOLSET is selected on the Select Recovery Items menu, you should be able to prompt the beginning volume identifiers and preferable only for the volumes that still have objects in the Select Recovery Items list.

2. If *VOLSET is selected and you have enter a beginning volume identifier and selected F16 to mark all items in the volume set, for this step and the following steps, there is no way to cancel. If you use F12 the all marked items disappear from the list even if you have not actually submitted the restore. You should be able to cancel the steps and have the marked items still in the list.

3. After you have submitted a batch restore you are kicked out of the BRMS guided restore menu and you have to use STRRCYBRM *RESUME to get back in. Why not only return to the "Select Recovery Items" menu instead and have the "Select Action" set to *VOLSET ?

4. You should be able to change the default values for the "F14 to submit to batch". If you need to submit 10-12 restore jobs you should be able to change the default values, instead of changing the values for each restore job.

Please,let me know if these requests needs to be separated as 4 different requests.


Use Case:

Easier use of concurrent batch restores for multi-library recoveries to minimize the restore time.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 6, 2020

    The BRMS team does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed. This is being declined because the current implementation works. We acknowledge the recommended improvements would be nice to have, but higher priority items on the BRMS backlog preventing us from getting to this item in a timely manner.