Applying a PTF permanently does not get rid of that PTF's save file. What
it gets rid of is just a little more complicated.
Let's say PTF SF00001 fixes PGMA in QSYS. As part of the temporary apply
of SF00001 it backs up PGMA into a new save file; let's say QSF00001S1.
Then it restores the new PGMA from QSF00001. QSF00001S1 will stay there
until you permanently apply SF00001. Then it's gone. However that
doesn't get rid of QSF00001. For that, see
Now, if you upgrade your OS and haven't applied SF00001 permanently before
the upgrade you will have QSF00001S1 out there for all eternity. This is
why you should always apply PTF's permanently before upgrading your OS. I
figured this out the hard way and had these back up files from several