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Add new parameter SAVDTA( *YES | *NO ) to the SAVLIB and SAVOBJ commands.

It would offer the ability to save a library (or object) without data so that a new instance of an application could be created starting with an empty database. Everything would be saved except the data. When the library is later restored tables a...
4 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration

IBM i - Add ZStandard (ZSTD) to compression algorithms when saving and restoring with SAV* / RST* commands and BRMS

ZSTD can provide a high compression ratio with a low CPU usage. We could compress image catalog files (tape and udf) using ZSTD faster than GZIP or PIGZ, and using less CPU. This could improve backups to remote image catalogs, some VTLs (QuadStor ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Not under consideration

Enable group profiles in SVRAUTE's to support ObjectConnect over TCPIP

ObjectConnect was recently upgraded to permit *IP transport. However, the current implementation requires a direct match to a user ID in the Server Authentication Entries; where a Group Profile permits more generic, and flexible, support. Please p...
7 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Future consideration

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 f...
10 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Future consideration

add file to existing savf

the request is to have the possibility to add objects to a SAVF already created and containing objects as happens for archive files eg. zip/tar.
11 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Not under consideration

Graphic tool or sql service to know the percentage of use of the tapes.

Currently there is no tool or any sql service that helps to know the percentage of use/free is a tape device. For now there is only this old method to calculate it. https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/how-much-data-and-how-much-free-space-available-...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Submitted

Create a QSRLSAVF-style API for SAVF's with content created by SAV (IFS save) command.

Currently only save file content with IBM i objects can be returned via the QSRLSAVF. When the SAV CL command is used to save IFS objects to a SAVF, that SAVF cannot be retrieved via the QSRLSAVF API. I would like a new API or rather an update to ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration

WRKIMGCLG should not delete images without asking for confirmation

By default, DLTIMGCLG uses KEEP(*YES) to keep images that are part of an image catalog when one is deleted. WRKIMGCLG, on the other hand, offers a 4 Delete option that deletes the images without prompting. At the very least this should work the sa...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Functionality already exists

Add an ENDOPT parameter to the RUNBCKUP command

Running backups in WRKJOBSCDE would be enhanced when using virtual tape drive if there was an ENDOPT parameter to the RUNBCKUP command so that one could just run RUNBCKUP BCKUPOPT(*DAILY) ENDOPT(*UNLOAD). This would prevent the need for an exit pr...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Future consideration

Change BRMS MSGID

The BRMS control group is completing with errors because of the save/restore messages CPF3770 and CPF3778. This results in a status of *QUAL. These messages are currently working as designed. It would be better if the CPF3770's were CPC3708's and ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Future consideration