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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories BRMS
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 28, 2021

BRMS command to check for available Media in Tape Library

Request to supply a command to pre-check that the required media are available in the Tape Library before BRMS backup starts.

Use Case:

During night, BRMS jobs are running in the background to save parts of the system.
In case no useful expired media (of a particular media class) is available in the Tape Library when the evening backup starts, the backup job will prompt asking to load the correct media.
This is a bit late , since we are not in the office when the backup starts.
Our request is to have a BRMS command to be able to check that the required media is available in the Tape library . If such a command is available, we could schedule a job in the afternoon to perform that check.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jan 10, 2022

    The BRMS team verified that the suggested CHKEXPBRM command did meet the customer need, so this is being marked as delivered.

  • Guest
    Jan 7, 2022

    just checked the CHKEXPBRM command and it serves my needs, thanks.
    Didn't know it actually existed

  • Guest
    Jan 6, 2022

    The BRMS team needs more information to further assess your Request for Enhancement. The CHKEXPBRM command is currently available for checking for required media. Please let us know if this addresses your needs and if it ok to close this request.

  • Guest
    Dec 29, 2021

    Hello Jo,

    For checking this we use the command CHKEXPBRM, this command will generate an escape message BRM1390 if the check is unsuccessful. If the check is successful a completion message BRM1933 will appear in the BRMS log and of course also in the joblog.

    I hope this helps.

    Greetings Rudi