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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Save and Restore
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 25, 2016

Suggestions for note 624745106 related with RST command

Recently we've tried to use RST command in order to restore an object previously saved in the same system when it was being stored at *SYSBAS, but now the current path of the same object involves a *SYMLNK that redirects to an iASP.

The purpose of that restoration was to check if the object in the system had the same content which was saved on tape.

The source object stored on the tape (recorded at 2011) doesn't have any *SYMLNK in its path (/usr/sap/p01/so on..). The destination folder that should receive the result of the unsuccesful restoration also doesn't have any *SYMLNK in its path (/test).

You can see the details in the PMR history.

By other side, the current version of the object now stored in the system, is still /usr/sap/p01/so on..., but /usr/sap/p01 is now a *SYMLNK to an indepedent ASP because of XSM HA implementation.

The question is that we haven't been able to restore the older version of the object from the tape over the same system because RST command refused to execute the operation with the CPI3728 message. Instead that, we have been able to restore that object into another i5 partition, where doesn't exist any *SYMLNK, without any kind of problem.

We have been confused using RST command, as per your note 624745106 in http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1011141, where uses the term "absolute path name" to refer the current location of the object in the system, when it is not really which had been involved. We had understood as "absolute path names" those that were involved in the restore operation: the path that stores the object in the source tape, and the path of the destination.


Use Case:

Taking into account that the involved system is a productive one, there is not (easily) applicable option to delete as is suggested in the referred note.


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Mar 10, 2020

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed.
    This request is low priority since it has been open several years and it still has a low number of votes.

  • Guest
    Sep 7, 2017

    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 - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - BRMS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Jan 12, 2017

    IBM has received the requirement and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.

  • Guest
    Dec 21, 2016

    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 - BRMS, Save, Restore
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Nov 15, 2016

    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 - IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    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 - None

  • Guest
    Jul 26, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #92139 in product IBM i.