We're at V6R1. I loaded the PTFs and tried the change with BRMS two weeks
ago (note that this requires the use of a flag set in a data area).
There was no difference in our configuration. While IBM's documentation
indicates that the option will work best in an evenly distributed
directory, ours had a few directories with an extremely large number of
objects (we're on JDE E1, and all of our PDFs/CSVs get put into one
directory per environment). Since we exclude those directories from the
save, I had hoped that the remaining ones would still gain from the
This was with 110,515 objects saved (there are over 500,000 total, but the
remainder were excluded from the save). Under BRMS, our saves write
directly to tape, so maybe that was a constraint as well.
It's a pretty painless process to load the PTF's and create the needed
configuration. It was painless to back out, so I'd recommend trying it on
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