Sure. Since you can recreate the data why back it up? Do be sure none of
the source your development team is working on is in those libraries
however. Losing all that work might not be a good thing. The method you
suggest should work fine.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Steinmetz, Paul
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2014 9:22 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: BRMS system save of R&D test LPAR - adding GUI omits

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
IBM i Systems Administrator

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