Hi, Paul:

As I understand it, the amount of time needed to save the IFS is proportional to the number of stream files and directories that need to be saved.

Perhaps you have had a sudden increase or a large number of very small files have been created in some directories, thus causing your save to take longer than previously?

Hope that helps,

Mark S. Waterbury

> On 1/23/2014 4:46 PM, Steinmetz, Paul wrote:
Correct, I need to increase the BRMS time limit.
But any ideas on how to find where an extra 60 minutes of save came from.

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John.BresinaJr
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I am guessing he is using this in BRMS:

Controlling subsystem:
Allow backups in batch . . . . . . . . *YES
Restricted state time limit . . . . . 360

John Bresina Jr | Sr Engineer | TTS Server Tech - Tandem/System i/Mainframe | Target | 33 S 6th St | Minneapolis, Mn 55402 | 612 304 3665 (ph)

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What is this "system max restricted time"? Some monitoring software you have?

Rob Berendt
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From: "Steinmetz, Paul" <PSteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'"
Date: 01/23/2014 03:32 PM
Subject: System save / Tape performance issue
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx

I did an unattended system save on our Pencor06 R&D partition Monday
evening, the save ended abnormally because it didn’t complete within the
360 minutes.
I will be increasing the system max restricted time from 360 to 420, just
in case this occurs again.
System was at 39% of 12,565 or 4900.
System was in restricted state.
Save was using 2 of 4 LTO5 drives. Normally my overall rate is 900 gb hr.
I expected the save to be done in about 5 hours.
Actual was 6+ hours, if it would have finished.
It was saving the IFS when it ended because of the time limit.
Any thoughts of where to look for issues.

Thank You
Paul Steinmetz
IBM i Systems Administrator

Pencor Services, Inc.
462 Delaware Ave
Palmerton Pa 18071

610-826-9117 work
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