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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Save and Restore
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 3, 2021
Merged idea
This idea has been merged into another idea. To comment or vote on this idea, please visit IBMI-I-2488 SAVSYS show progress.

Modify Entire System Save (go save 21) to show user when save start Merged

When running an Entire System Save (Go Save 21) the user is not advised when the backup actually starts writing to the tape.

In many circumstances the console can look like the system has hung, as the first information you get about backups is when the routine starts on the libraries. (Saving the x of y libraries program message)

Use Case:

This delay can be anywhere between 2 mins and 2 hours depending on a number factor, like but not limited to, the end TCP timer setting, whether system in restricted state before back started, the amount of user / group permissions that exist.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Aug 23, 2021

    Your request is a duplicate of RFE 150734. Please use that RFE to cast a vote or add a comment.

  • Guest
    Aug 2, 2021

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Save, Restore
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - COMMON

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - COMMON

  • Guest
    Jul 14, 2021

    also see

  • Guest
    Jul 12, 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 @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Jul 5, 2021

    Hello Steve,

    BRMS has a solution for this, but that is only when there is a BRMS network in place. Meaning that in environments with only one LPAR, BRMS does not provide an alternative for what is requested in this RFE.

    Greetings Rudi