Who does your restores when necessary? In my previous life at the biggest bait store in the land our restores were done by less than experienced operators and it was much easier for them to take a couple options on BRMS menus than it was for them to properly use the RSTOBJ command. We captured *OBJ information just for that reason.

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeff Crosby
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 2:00 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: BRMS Retain Object Detail - *LIB vs *OBJ

It's amazing what you can stumble upon.

I've always used *OBJ. The manual says:

"We recommend that you be selective with retaining object-level information because it increases your disk storage considerably and affects your save and restore times. Unless you are constantly restoring individual objects from a library, there is no need to keep object-level information. Remember that you can always restore an individual object even without keeping object-level information as long as you know the library in which the object was stored."

Disk space isn't an issue as we have gobs of it. Save time? I don't know how much of an effect it has there. Experiences, anyone?

I don't use multi-member physical files other than source physical files.
Can I still restore an individual source member if needed?

I seldom need to restore anything. Usually it's because someone asks me a question about why something happened a week after the fact. I'll pull in a couple of files to see what they looked like at the time.

Jeff Crosby
VP Information Systems
UniPro FoodService/Dilgard
P.O. Box 13369
Ft. Wayne, IN 46868-3369

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