Additional information from John:
When BBACKUP was used, ENDSBS OPTION(*IMMED) preceeded BBACKUP. The
commands used by BBACKUP are:
SAVSYS DEV(TAP35) ENDOPT(*LEAVE) SAVLIB LIB(*NONSYS) DEV(TAP35)
SAVDLO DLO(*ALL) DEV(TAP35) ENDOPT(*LEAVE)
OBJ(('/*') ('/QSYS.LIB' *OMIT) ('/QDLS' *OMIT) ('/QNTC' *OMIT))
The SA attempted to restore from 820 (?) to 520. I was not present when he did this. All he offered was that the metadata was not saved by the above commands. I asked what was included in the metadata, and got no answer. When I showed him a page from
infocenter detailing the processes used by option 21, he stated
that *something* is different.
Stated that he had been on the phone with IBM for weeks.
Old box was v5r2 and new box is at v5r4. I have NO idea what was loaded on the new box.
All of this is to do DR planning at some point. He even stated that
option 21 was also non functional. But he quickly moved on. This makes absolutely no sense to me.
Does any of this help? Any additional information that I might be able to dig up that could be worthwhile?
Our mutual supervisor has asked me to contact IBM support for clarification. I would dearly like the call to be worthwhile. But, I already see that I am missing a considerable level of detail. For
starters, what did he do, on what kind of system.