It looks like this actually was added to the Infocenter back around V5R4. I asked someone I know on the IBM BRMS team and was told that sometimes the LIC PTFs are for the D-IPL during a system recovery. If you don't permanently apply before SAVSYS, there can be issues with the D-IPL on a recovery.

Jeff Carey, MSIT, MBA
Sr. Systems Administrator

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Musselman, Paul
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 4:14 PM
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Subject: Be sure to permanently apply all Licensed Internal Code PTFs beforeSAVSYS...

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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