On my R&D LPAR, I do a combination for full and changed objects.
FULL for any library containing source code, and other critical libraries.
Changed objects for the rest.
I also have a large omit list, we do not save the 7 test environments, since they can easily be recreated.

The save was getting longer, so I wanted to review what we were saving and where most of the time was spent.
PRTRPTBRM was helpful, but not conclusive.

I did find some libraries being saved that did not have to be.
I also found the IFS is taking 45 minutes, (10 K spinny) compared to 5 minutes on production (SSD)

So now I need the details of the IFS save, maybe there are folders not need to be saved, change *ALWSAV from *YES to *NO

Paul

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Friday, October 02, 2015 12:24 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Tape Sequence Number

I generally do not look on a regular basis. I look when there's a problem. And when there's a problem I look at the tool best suited to solve the problem.
IOW: What problem are you having?

Rob Berendt
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From: "Steinmetz, Paul" <PSteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'"
<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 10/02/2015 11:23 AM
Subject: RE: Tape Sequence Number
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



Rob,

Since PRTRPTBRM is not 100%, what other reports/files do you look at for a
BRMS save summary.
I'm currently researching a potential save issue on our R&D LPAR, looking
for the right tool for a daily summary save analysis.

Paul


-----Original Message-----
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rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, October 02, 2015 9:38 AM
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Subject: Re: Tape Sequence Number

Yes, you can save with BRMS and it can tell you all that.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/rzai8/rzai8overview.htm?lang=en-us


WRKOBJBRM OBJ(ERPLXF/IIM) OBJTYPE(*FILE)
Save Save
Object Library Type Date Time Volume
IIM ERPLXF *FILE 12/10/14 15:15:33 BR0313
IIM ERPLXF *FILE 3/12/15 9:15:12 BR0311
IIM ERPLXF *FILE 6/10/15 9:26:37 BR0338
IIM ERPLXF *FILE 8/31/15 17:31:35 BR0315
IIM ERPLXF *FILE 9/07/15 17:31:21 BR0320
IIM ERPLXF *FILE 9/14/15 17:31:07 BR0328
IIM ERPLXF *FILE 9/16/15 8:47:46 BR0301
IIM ERPLXF *FILE 9/21/15 17:31:05 BR0358
IIM ERPLXF *FILE 9/22/15 17:31:52 BR0331
IIM ERPLXF *FILE 9/23/15 17:31:49 BR0356


Object . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : IIM Library . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . : ERPLXF Object type . . . . . . . . . . . . . : *FILE Save
date. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 12/10/14 Save time. . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . : 15:15:33
Device(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : TAPKVL01

Move policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . : IRONMTN Expiration date . . . .
. . . . . . . : 12/05/15 Volume serial(s) . . . . . . . . . . . : BR0313

File sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . : 235
Successfully saved . . . . . . . . . . : *YES
Saved size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 439,042,048
Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : SSA Error message . . . . . . .
. . . . . :
Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Item Master File More...

Can you spot our quarterly saves retained for one year?
Can you spot our monday saves retained for six weeks?
Can you spot our daily saves retained for two weeks?

WRKMEDBRM will tell us if the tape is on site, at Iron Mountain, shipped
off to IBM for analysis, etc... Whether the tape is expired or still
active, was it part of a multivolume set, etc...

Volume Creation Expiration Move Media
Serial Status Date Date Location Date Class
BR0300 *EXP 09/16/15 09/30/15 KVLCMPROOM 09/30/15 ULTRIUM4
BR0301 + *ACT 09/16/15 09/05/16 IRONMTN 09/17/15 ULTRIUM4
BR0303 *EXP 08/24/15 09/28/15 KVLCMPROOM 09/28/15 ULTRIUM4
BR0305 *EXP 09/17/15 10/01/15 KVLCMPROOM 10/01/15 ULTRIUM4
BR0306 *EXP 09/10/15 09/24/15 TAPKVL01 09/28/15 ULTRIUM4
BR0307 *EXP 08/17/15 09/21/15 TAPKVL01 09/28/15 ULTRIUM4
BR0308 + *ACT 09/16/15 09/05/16 IRONMTN 09/17/15 ULTRIUM4





Rob Berendt
--
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail
to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755
http://www.dekko.com





From: Michael Smith <msmith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 10/02/2015 09:25 AM
Subject: Tape Sequence Number
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



Is there a way to get the tape sequence number used, when a save operation

is written.

I know that I can read the tape, and retrieve the last sequence number for

the printout produce.

Just wondering if there is another, better, option.

Michael Smith

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