I also have done the same for some IFS directories.
I did get burned already, omitted some IFS directories that caused some LPP not to restore completely.
How about on the library side, have you done any there.
The other thing I do is if there are certain libraries that MUST be saved, but the GUI omit excludes them, I created a list of libraries that must be saved.
I've been told that the specific object type omits that currently have to be done in GUI omits can now be done with green screen omits in 7.2
I prefer using green screen when managing BRMS, only reason I use OpsNav with BRMS is for the GUI omits.

Link to BRMS 7.2 enhancements. - !/wiki/IBM%20Backup%2C%20Recovery%20and%20Media%20Services%20(BRMS)%20for%20i/page/7.2%20Overview


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2014 11:53 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: BRMS system save of R&D test LPAR - adding GUI omits

I think that wildcards can be dangerous. For example, if I make a library, QRYROB is that considered *IBM or *ALLUSR?
Now, if someone on your system makes a library that matches one of your wildcards...
I'm not vehemently opposed. Just something to be aware of.

Rob Berendt
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From: "Steinmetz, Paul" <PSteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'"
Date: 05/09/2014 10:22 AM
Subject: BRMS system save of R&D test LPAR - adding GUI omits
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

I'm revisiting our BRMS system save for our R&D LPAR.
This LPAR is 12tb, currently 50%.
Current system save is about 6 hours, using multiple LTO5 HH fiber drives.
40% of the 50% is all test data, which really does not need be saved.
If this LPAR had to be restored or reloaded, we would rather have the BMRS
restore/recovery be done quicker without all the test data.
That data can be restored later via a separate process.
Our new thought is to omit all the test libraries in future system saves.
I'm currently reviewing the GUI omit options.
Since most of the test environment libraries begin with the same letters,
we can create wildcard omits as such.
Each of the omits below will omit 22 libraries, 40%, or about 4tb of data.
This will significantly shorten both the system save and recovery, if and
when needed.
Has anyone ever done a similar BRMS config?


Thank You
Paul Steinmetz
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