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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Save and Restore
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 6, 2023

Enable restoring last used date from save media rather than setting it to the restore date.

When a customer moves between systems, say Power9 to Power10 using the standard tape Save/Restore every object on the system gets stamped with the last used date of the restore.  This becomes a problem when the customer starts reviewing things to find out if they are actually used.    

What I see is an option on the RST, RSTOBJ, RSTLIB, RSTUSRPRF (Please don't put any effort into RSTDLO!!)   The option would be something like "Restore last used date *YES/*NO"  RSTLUD(*YES) 

If this option is selected, then the days used count should also be restored.  In such a case the restore should NOT constitute a 'use'. 

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Dec 7, 2023
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  • Guest
    Oct 15, 2023

    Love this idea, as so many IBM i customers move their environments from system to system using the unload / reload method, this would allow us to preserve a key piece of data that is made more relevant by Europe's GDPR

    Gets my vote

    Cheer Brad
    Steve Bradshaw, IBM Champion, Member of CEAC
    Technical Director of and friendly Techie Bloke at