Nope. Just did a recovery test for a client week before last to a different machine. All the PTFs wound up in the exact same state they were left in, even the one that was not applied. (V5R4 in that case but I've done V7 recoveries as well with the same result)

Permanently applying all the PTFs will speed up the back up a bit (not enough to care about) and save some space but beyond that I see no practical differences.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 10/15/2012 4:13 PM, Musselman, Paul wrote:
I just tripped over something in the "Systems management- Recovering your system" manual for v7.1 (SC41-5304-10):

"Important: Be sure to permanently apply all Licensed Internal Code PTFs (fixes) before using the
SAVSYS command, or the GO SAVE menu option 21 or 22." (page 3)

This is in the section for people new to the iSeries, but I've never heard of such a thing! I've always 'known' that a SAVSYS will save the currently applied PTFs (temporary and permanent)(both sides). And restoring your system from such a save will restore the system back to the state it was in when saved, with all PTFs right where they were.

Has anything changed?

Paul E Musselman

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