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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 21, 2020

ACS IFS Send function to include System ASP free space check

The ACS Ingrated File System - Send function creates a temporary QIFS* library in ASP1 under the covers as part of the send process.
This is fine as long as the the IFS object(s) being sent are not larger than the spare space in ASP1.
The size of the IFS object(s) would likely have to be quite large to cause the Send process to blow out the available ASP1 disk space (not a good outcome), but it is possible that some customer systems have an ASP1 with high disk space usage.

Is it feasible to include a check in the Send function that calculates if the IFS object(s) to be sent would put ASP1 on the source and/or target system in danger of exceeding any preset usage threshold or reaching 100% full and crashing the system?
Perhaps consider the current usage threshold for ASP1 and use that as its yardstick to determine if the Send can continue.

Use Case:

This question was asked in the follow up information in the above stated Support Case. It was advised by ACS Development to submit the question as an RFE.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Jun 25, 2020

    IBM understands this request and will consider it for a future code update, though no commitment is made or implied.

  • Guest
    May 18, 2020

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a HIGH priority requirement that is important to address. Having this is functionality would remove the chance of accidentally crashing a system.

    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 @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    May 4, 2020

    IBM has received this requirement and is evaluating it. A response will be provided when evaluation is complete.