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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
I've added my vote to this based on IBM's solution, it sounds like a good way forward to me.
IBM Champion, Member of CEAC, TD of i.UK.co.uk
and by day a Friendly Techie Bloke at RowtonIT.com
IBM needs more information to further assess your Request for Enhancement.
IBM i Development reviewed this request and found the SRODEV field can contain up to 4 devices which is less than the maximum number of devices which can be used in a parallel save or restore operation. Development doesn't see any benefit in having a partial device list in the field (which is basically the behavior now). A comprehensive solution is to create a new expanded device field to support the maximum amount of devices possible. An outfile change has release boundary restrictions, and there are several higher priority needs ahead of this request, so it would likely be at least a few years before this proposed comprehensive solution could be delivered.
IBM would like to know if this request is still desirable given this timeframe?