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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Performance Tools
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 27, 2021

Expand the temporary storage metrics in the QAPMSYSTEM file to track each global bucket

The QAPMSYSTEM file in Collection Services has information about system-wide use of temporary storage - but this is grouped into database, non-database, active jobs, and ended jobs.

It would be extremely helpful to expand this temporary storage tracking to have fields for each global bucket.


Use Case:

I am having a temporary storage issue related to non-DB consumption of temporary storage. The QSYS2.SYSTMPSTG buckets can show me which bucket is the largest at a snapshot in time, but I need to see this information on an ongoing time-interval basis to identify and resolve the issue.

While my use-case is related to non-DB temporary storage, all global buckets should be tracked by Collection Services.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 13, 2021

    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