Not exactly. One of my clients uses it for backups, but they have an HA
machine to catch any transactions that may have come through after a library
gets saved. They're a 24X7 shop.
A save 21 requires a restricted state, so nobody can get to the machine
while you're backing up. It might even be faster for you this way. I know a
recovery would be faster.
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeff Crosby
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 7:46 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Is BRMS a "save21"
Don't laugh at this question, but the older I get I think the more ignorant
(or senile) I become.
The cache battery in the CEC just went into warning status overnight, which
was expected. The HW service people ordered it a while back and have it.
Before replacing it, they want me to sign off that I did a "save21". I
know what that is (go save, option 21). I don't remember them asking me
for this before, but they claim they did.
Since we use BRMS, I don't do save21. I asked the guy whether a complete
BRMS save was the equivalent and he wasn't sure. He needs to ask someone
For the record, this is a list of the BRMS exit points done every Friday
morning in restricted state:
Backup List ASP Activity Object While
Seq Items Type Device SMTWTFS Detail Active
10 *EXIT *DFTACT
20 *EXIT *DFTACT
30 *SAVSYS *DFTACT
40 *IBM *DFTACT *YES *NO
50 *ALLUSR *SYSBAS *DFTACT *YES *NO
60 UPSLIB *SYSBAS *DFTACT *YES *NO
70 QMPGDATA *SYSBAS *DFTACT *YES *NO
80 *ALLDLO *DFTACT *YES *NO
90 *LINK *ALLAVL *DFTACT *YES *NO
100 ALLSPLF *SPL *DFTACT
110 *EXIT *DFTACT
120 *EXIT *DFTACT
Is this the equivalent of a save21 or not? If necessary, I can provide a
DSPTAP of everything on that tape.