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allow V7.4 BRMS to support ZLIB compression for SAVF saves on Power 10

the IBM i V7.4 and V7.5 versions of the SAVxxx command support DTACPR(*ZLIB), so there is no "good" reason that BRMS cannot support the same parameters. CALL PGM(QBRM/Q1AOLD) PARM(('PARMOVR') ('*ADD') ('SAVFDTACPR') ('*ZLIB')) '*ZLIB ' not valid f...
12 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Delivered

BRMS Full System Restore Enhancement

When a full system restore is performed using BRMS during the RTSCFG part devices are created, IBMi creates OUTQs for the devices, yet as OUTQs are created information regarding AUTL for the AUTQ is not restored.An intermediate step before restori...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Delivered

Multiple/Parrallel BRMS save jobs with the same media policy would result in BRM148A

When multiple BRMS save jobs with the same media policy are run concurrently at the same time, BRMS might not be able to handle it well. At times, it will throw out false exception like BRM148A.
about 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Delivered

add information from WRKMLMBRM to BRMS SQL Services

can use information from Tape Library in SQL f.e. query for media which are *EJECT in BRMS but still in library
about 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Delivered

Expansion of password length for BRMS DDM Conncetions

IBM i allows for passwords of lengths up to 128 characters, to accommodate various security requirements. In our case, user passwords must be a minimum of 12 characters, and we are planning a move to a minimum length of 15 characters, for enhanced...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Delivered

Add BRMS object level omitting to the New IBMi Navigator

Heritage IBMi Navigator had BRMS object level omitting. New IBMi Navigator does not. Use Case: Our BRMS control groups
over 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Delivered

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 med...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Delivered

BRMS Maintenance does not honor *DENIED functional usage on media classes. STRBRMMNT to include media class granularity pls

DSI advised us to initialize the expired VTL tapes to better manage the backend storage used. we use the Restricted media classes for our Point in Time backups in Production estate. So, we seeked some advise under case mentioned above and also fro...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Delivered

Support BRMS and IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i in a FlashCopy environment.

The problem is that BRMS stores information about the image catalogs and cloud locations and status of the media in QUSRBRM file. The QUSRBRM data is copied back to the production system, but the image catalog data and associated IFS data on the b...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 Delivered

Add PRTMOVBRM to the BRMS Enterprise reports you can run.

We need to send the Tape Operations Team a daily report with the tapes that they need to move. In order to do that we have a scheduled job to submit the report. It would be nice to be able to do it from BRMS Enterprise as we do with the rest of th...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 4 Delivered